February 2024 Keeper's Report


February 2024 Keeper’s Report

Welcome to your February 2024 Keeper’s Report!

Who do we LOVE? πŸ’• You guessed it. Our Volunteers! 

Volunteers just like you are the key to everything that we do at Charleston Waterkeeper! We LOVE that you keep showing up to get muddy and dirty for clean water with us. And you always stand up strong as clean water advocates and stewards. Your participation is what drives the success and positive impact of our cleanups and marsh restoration every year. If we don’t express it enough, we sincerely love and appreciate our Volunteer Corps! πŸ’• 🌊 πŸ™Œ  

Thank you! We’re grateful to serve as your Charleston Waterkeeper and always inspired by your relentless action and support!


Wetlands are important!    

We called on SC’s Senators to move on strong protections for state wetlands at the annual Senate Conservation Briefing. Wetlands protect our communities, water quality, and wildlife. 

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DHEC knows better

DHEC is failing to protect water and habitat quality in the coastal zone by permiting dense clusters of septic tanks. It’s only a matter of time before they pollute nearby water waterways and oyster beds. 

Live 5 News:Β Watch today

Where does all that shell go?

8,000 people + 50,000 pounds of oyster shell + 3 conservation organizations equals the biggest oyster recycling event of the year! Real conservation requires collaboration. 

The Post and Courier:Β Β Read more

Why we sued DHEC  

Outdated septic tank policies threaten waterway and public health. Learn more in this opinion piece by Amy Armstrong (SCELP), Faith Rivers James (CCL), and our very own Andrew Wunderley. 

The Post and Courier:Β Β Read more

Member Spotlight

We caught up with the one and only, Walker Brock! 

We were delighted to catch up with the legendary, Walker Brock! Walker is a founding member and served as Charleston Waterkeeper’s Board Chair at a critical time.

Walker is not afraid to hustle and his steady hand, relentless commitment and solid advice has been integral to the success of Charleston Waterkeeper.

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πŸ“£ 🌊 Events! 🎬 🎟

Events are up! πŸ“£ 

Check out what we have planned for 2024 and show up for clean water this year! Bookmark the link too, because always have something fun in the works! πŸŽŸοΈ 🌊 🎢 

Check it out!Β 

Early Bird Tickets! 🎣 🍻

The early bird tickets are LIVE!!! Get them while they last and join us for an incredible weekend of great music, good food, drinks, cleanups, and more! 

Early Bird Tickets! 🎟

Cultivate Event! πŸ–Ό

Something different for Happy Hour: Science + Art! 

Enjoy a short science presentation, art creation, and conversation. This one pairs water quality, street art, and fun for adults & youths. See you there! 

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Festival time! 🚲 πŸ₯ πŸŽ’

Get your groove on and come catch up with the Charleston Waterkeeper team all weekend at theΒ High Water Music FestivalΒ April 20-21! We’ll be holding down our tent and can’t wait to see you.Β 

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Mountainfilm on Tour! πŸ” πŸŽ₯ β›·

10th Annual Mountainfilm on Tour came to the Charleston Music Hall Thursday, February 8, 2024! It was a great evening of inspiring films with friends old and new! 🌊 β˜€οΈ 🎣 πŸ”

Mountainfilm on Tour

What a blast! πŸ’ πŸ₯…

What does hockey and clean water have in common? A lot of devoted fans! The energy was high and the supporters were loving the check presentation.   

Thank you Stingrays!

πŸ“£ Clean Water Updates 🌊

Chilly day, getting dirty for clean water! ✨🌱

45 Volunteers bundled up for our annual Magnolia Plantation Cleanup! They hauled tires, shoes, styrofoam, and plastics of all sorts out of the marsh, removing an estimated ~1,300 lbs of debris! 


Let’s plant some seeds! 🌱

We work withΒ DNR SCOREΒ to plant Spartina seedlings for our effort to protect and restore your salt marshes. So far our amazing volunteers have planted 13,515 seedlings! Get in on the action.

Volunteer Today

That was a haul! πŸ’ͺ🏼

Charleston Waterkeeper had a crew of 23 volunteers participate in the Annual Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup on February 3. These amazing volunteers collected 635 lbs of trash! 

Volunteer Today

How many saltine wrappers?  

We work withΒ DNR SCOREΒ every Tuesday afternoon to clean up recycled oyster shell! So far this year, our volunteers have removed over 266 lbs of debris! That’s a lot of saltine wrappers!Β Β 

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Well, hello there!

This little guy garnered some serious attention and reminded us that we all share this watershed! You, me, and the mink. πŸŒŠ πŸ™Œ

Let’s Get Social

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

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