This evening, at 8:01pm, Charleston will experience a 6.7 foot tide. What does this mean? Basically, the water is going to get very, very high.
More specifically though, the water from this high tide will find its way into the streets and onto the parking lots of low-lying areas. We all know the captivating characteristics of water and are fully aware of its powerful properties. In this case though, this tide will act as a huge broom, sweeping every possible thing it can back into the marshes and creeks as the tide ebbs.
As a result, we can expect a flood of trash to end up in our marshes and waterways tonight due to the amount of litter strewn across our creek-side roads, streets and parking lots. Additionally, every drop of oil, gas, forgotten ice cream and cigarette butt will flush right into our waterways.
To do something about this, Kristin Zeaser-Sydow has organized a Facebook group, “Shem Creek Trash Attack,” to encourage kayakers and boaters to collect the inevitable amounts of trash that will float into our waterways tonight:
High tide around 8pm in Shem Creek tonight and it is a big one! The trash will float out of the bowels of the marsh and is free for the taking–more styrofoam than you can imagine! If you are out boating or paddling, bring a net, a trash bag and maybe a light! BE SAFE
Join the task force heading out tonight by clicking here.