September 2023 Keeper’s Report

Welcome to your September 2023 Keeper’s Report! This is going to be a good one for all of our water lovers out there! 

We were honored to have the great pleasure of recognizing all of these beautiful individuals that have given a tremendous amount of energy and time to protecting and restoring your waterways. It is very rare that we slow down just enough to pause and say thanks and what a reward it was on Tuesday evening to be able to do just that. 

There were laughs, stories, awards, and Charleston’s fall weather did not disappoint. The love for our Volunteer Corps runs deep and we are grateful to this good crew for loving the water as much as we do.

This is an annual celebration of our Board and Volunteers that we look forward to and is here to stay!  

Cheers! – Your Charleston Waterkeeper Team

Latest News

The bottom line    

It’s much cheaper and easier to prevent bacteria pollution now than it is to clean up after it is too polluted and dangerous to eat oysters or go for a swim. 

Post and Courier: Read more

Septic Tank Case

DHEC should use the full extent of its power under SC’s coastal zone rules to prevent pollution from tightly packed septic tanks in new suburban developments.

Live 5 News: Watch Today

Which creek is it?

Can you guess which creeks still show high levels of bacteria? It’s 2023, nobody should have to swim, fish, or crab in creeks contaminated with fecal waste. 

Charleston City Paper: Learn More

Member Spotlight 

Gabriella Andrews 

We are beyond grateful to have the opportunity to recognize this stellar, water loving, brilliant individual! Gabriella, former Board Member and supporter, feels very much at home on these waters and lives our mission every day with her sweet family. 

Learn more about Gabriella!

How’s the Water?

Lots of rain means lots of red on the map. Half of our 20 sites were red due to high levels of fecal bacteria.

Be sure to follow along with the weekly reports to know before you go!


Jimmy Buffet Tribute! 🦜

Where will you be this Saturday night? Come join us at the Jimmy Buffet tribute concert at the Charleston Music Hall and support clean water! 

Get your tickets!

Huck Finn Fishing Festival! 🎣

Come on out for the annual Huck Finn Fishing Festival presented by Free Fly on Saturday, September 23 from 8:30AM-1PM. 

Register Today!

We can’t wait!

The first annual Marsh Wear Ladies Redfish Fly Tournament is coming up and we cannot be more exciting to be a part of it.

Grab your spot!

Partners are the key! 

We are ready to welcome you November 4th at Freehouse Brewery and still have space for sponsors to join us! 

Become a partner today!

Clean Water Updates

Beach Sweep River Sweep 🌊

 We had an awesome crew join us for the annual Beach Sweep River Sweep this past weekend! Our volunteers rule! 🙌🏼

Volunteer Today!

That’s a wrap!
We collected the passive samplers that we deployed in August. These bands are tested for pesticides and hydrocarbons in the water by our partners at NOAA. 

Read More

Volunteer Day!

We’ve been hosting regular cleanups at Hendricks Park to help cleanup Filbin Creek!

Get in on the fun!

We’d love to hear from you!

Have you volunteered with us before? Help us out by taking this brief survey! 

Click to take the survey!


What is the latest, you ask?!? 📣 🎟 🦪

Excitement is brewing and we are just about to release the bands and it is going to be good! Revel on the River Early Bird Tickets are going fast and there is one week to go until the prices go up. Stay tuned! 

Let’s Get Social

Don’t miss any of the action for clean water: especially the weekly restoration events! Be sure to follow along on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and now LinkedIn

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