News

14
Sep

INTERVIEW WITH GIL SHULER

We caught up with the talented, Gil Shuler! HP: Why do you choose to support Charleston Waterkeeper? GS: because it is our responsibility as humans to protect our natural resources and clean water may be the most important resource we have. Plus, I fish a lot and those fish need clean water...
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02
Sep

Sewer Overflows

This is sewer overflow. It’s leaking raw sewage into your salt marsh. Overflows happen when there’s a backup or during heavy rains and floods. If you see something like this report it to the nearest sewer authority ASAP. They should respond, take action to contain it, and notify nearby homes...
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28
Jul

Contaminant Monitoring

Charleston Waterkeeper, NOAA begin pilot study that tests local waters for contaminants By Caroline Balchunas ABC News 4  February 17, 2021 CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — There’s a lot of things lurking in our waterways, but now, there’s a new effort to uncover the unknown using a simple method—a wristband. The...
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28
Jul

Pathogen Census Study

Tuberculosis, other potential human pathogens in Charleston waterways, CofC study finds By Shamira McCray, Post and Courier, May 28, 2022  A DNA project conducted last fall found a number of potential human pathogens in Charleston’s waterways, with some of the top being tuberculosis, staph, cholera and E. coli. When bacteria...
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14
Jul

INTERVIEW WITH LIA COLABELLO

We caught up with the brilliant, Lia Colabello! HP: Why do you choose to support Charleston Waterkeeper? LC: Our team at Planet+Purpose Solutions, PBC (PPS) supports several non-profit organizations located across the country, however Charleston Waterkeeper has a special place in our hearts. We appreciate their local leadership with regards to water...
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14
Jun

INTERVIEW WITH GABBIE KUBA

We caught up with our star intern, Gabbie Kuba! HP: Why do you choose to support Charleston Waterkeeper? GK: Supporting Charleston Waterkeeper was an immediate action that I took when I moved down to the low country. Finding and connecting to the mission that Waterkeeper effectively puts into action and the roots...
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