GIVE 444 is a community outreach, educational, and fundraising campaign coinciding with the Clean Water Act’s 40th anniversary, and Charleston Waterkeeper's 4th anniversary.
Over the next month, Charleston Waterkeeper will be highlighting the Lowcountry’s many recreational opportunities made possible by the Clean Water Act, and its aim of making every waterway within the United States "fishable/swimmable." Throughout the month we will be encouraging you, the public, to celebrate your right to clean water by urging you to "Protect your right to ____able water."
At the same time, we will be publishing information about the status of Charleston's waterways, from permitted discharges by industry and wastewater treatment plants, to stormwater runoff. There are a variety of issues that threaten our fundamental right to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.
Also, in honor of Charleston Waterkeeper’s 4th anniversary and the Clean Water Act’s 40th anniversary, GIVE 444 has set a fundraising goal of having 400 donors each give $40 over the next four weeks. These funds will directly support Charleston Waterkeeper’s programs, such as our water quality monitoring program and our permit watchdog program.
This exciting campaign will conclude with the Great Oyster Point Runoff on November 17, 2012, a festival at Colonial Lake celebrating and encouraging the stewardship of Charleston’s waterways.
It is important to recognize the progress Charleston has made in improving and protecting the quality of its local waterways since the establishment of the Clean Water Act, and we hope you’ll join us by learning, and giving. For more information, read our editorial in the Post and Courier about the Clean Water Act, 40 years later.
Join us. Become on of the 400. GIVE 444.