Author Archives: Mary Edna

“It’s a broken system.” Septic tanks are polluting our waterways.

Charleston Waterkeeper has been taking water quality measurements from our dock on James Island Creek for quite a while, and the bacterial contamination in the water almost always makes it unsafe for recreational swimming. The attached article from the Post & Courier highlights the ongoing issues of overdevelopment and lax sewage regulations.
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Captain Sams Spit continues to be at risk.

Five times over 15 years, the state’s Supreme Court heard cases involving Captain Sams Spit, eventually ruling in favor of the conservation groups.  The latest disagreement is over a 2013 development agreement between the town of Kiawah Island and the developer that expired last month. The town says the agreement requires the developer to transfer […]
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Returning waterways to their natural form.

In this riveting article and video from The Guardian, the author, Helena Horton, explores the effects of manipulating rivers from their natural flow patterns. This manipulation by humans has caused many unnecessary disasters that can be averted by returning the waterways to their natural flow patterns.
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