We caught up with long time supporter, Paul Butler!

HP: Why do you choose to support Charleston Waterkeeper?

PB: When we moved to Mt. Pleasant 9 years ago I got involved with a local land trust and the idea of being good stewards of the local natural resources appealed to me. Charleston Waterkeeper was a natural progression after working with the Land Trust.

HP: What is your favorite way to enjoy clean water?

PB: Tied up in a creek with several friends enjoying the day. My wife and I have 3 children who keep us incredibly busy with their schedules and the ability to hop in a boat with a few people and find an out of the way place to sit and enjoy the day is incredibly appealing. 

HP: What is your favorite waterway in Charleston?

PB: We kept a boat on the Ashley River for a few years and we really enjoyed spending time on the Stono river and down to the back side of Kiawah. It’s a beautiful area and doesn’t seem to have the traffic and the development as some other places.

HP: Tell us something interesting about yourself that we might not know?

PB: Terrible Golfer. Much better to be out on the water then on a golf course.

Paul Butler – The Butler Family Foundation

The mission of The Gary C. Butler Family Foundation is to provide financial and volunteer support to not for profit organizations whose core services fall within one or more of our defined focus areas. These include wildlife and land conservation within the United States, youth empowerment, and the betterment and protection of women, children and families. The geographic areas we serve include Northern NJ, Charleston and Bluffton, SC and Sarasota, FL.

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