Charleston Waterkeeper is calling all boaters, sailors, anglers, shrimpers, oystermen, boat captains, kayakers, swimmers, surfers, kite-boarders, scuba divers, longshoremen, harbor pilots and anyone else who frequents our waterways enough to know them like the back of their hands. We are calling on all of you who live on a creek, a marsh, a river, the harbor, the ICW or even a glorified puddle. Do you have a favorite fishing spot you frequent? We want to hear from all of you!
Charleston Waterkeeper is preparing to launch its community supported watchdog program. The program is designed to bring together all of you who are already serving as the eyes and ears out on our waterways.
If you would be willing to volunteer as a Charleston Waterkeeper Watchdog then let us know. This program will be an opportunity for you to share what you know, what you see, and what you experience in, on or around our waterways with the rest of the Charleston community.
Please send us an email letting us know if you would be interested in volunteering for the program. Give us some idea of why you want to volunteer, what waterway you would like to monitor and why, and what you can “bring to the table” (whatever that means).
Some potential requirements of a Charleston Waterkeeper Watchdog may include the following:
- Taking photographs and videos of your waterway
- Documenting sources of pollution or contamination
- Monitoring the waterway and noting regular observations, etc.
- Taking water quality samples with provided sampling equipment
- Organizing regular cleanup days for your designated waterway
- Helping to educate fellow citizens about the health of your waterway
- Advocating for the preservation and protection of your waterway while advocating against its pollution
So, if this sounds like something you can sink your teeth into, we’d love to hear from you… Shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).