Here at Charleston Waterkeeper our goal is simple: to defend Charleston’s waterways from pollution. This mission just so happens to benefit each and every person throughout the Lowcountry!
We truly believe that in order to effectively stand to protect something, it is first essential to care about that thing. And so, in regards to protecting our right to clean water, it is first important to love our right to clean water. Not a particularly difficult task; however, it’s always nice to provide additional reasons why folks should take a stand against sources of pollution.
One way to encourage folks to take an active role in protecting our waterways is to introduce a little bit of wine, a little bit of beer, and a little bit of vodka – local, of course! In the spirit of protecting our local waterways, we are proud to announce that all of the drinking that will occur at the Water Ball will be somehow related to our local waterways.
For example, the great folks at Coast Brewing are donating a couple of kegs… kegs full of beer that was brewed with water originally from the Bushy Park Reservoir (off the Cooper River) and the Edisto River. Granted, the water they used in their brewing process has gone through a few other processes, but it is still in all of our best interest to protect our water supply. After all, clean rivers = good beer!
Next, Piggly Wiggly has recently launched a new label of wine to commemorate that rickety old bridge we all loved to drive over, Grace Bridge. For years Grace Bridge valiantly stretched the length of the Cooper River serving as the gateway to and from the Charleston peninsula. Though it is a California wine, Grace Bridge wine will be proudly poured at the Water Ball; we’ll certainly be recognizing an iconic figure of the past, while committing to protect our waterways for the future.
And finally, we all love sweet tea, and thanks to the team at Firefly Distillery on Wadmalaw Island, this southern tradition will be in full effect at the Water Ball. Firefly has kindly donated some of their world-famous Sweet Tea Vodka to be enjoyed by all of you on the 25th of March.
Protecting our waterways provides the above-mentioned companies with a greater ability to create some of the most enjoyable libations known to man! So, we’ll continue to protect our waterways, and these great companies will continue to pump out quality product.