Charleston Waterkeeper (Charleston, SC)


  • Name:Cyrus Buffum
  • Title:Charleston Waterkeeper

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  • Organization Name:Charleston Waterkeeper
  • Address:P.O. Box 29
    Charleston, SC 29403
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:843.608.9287

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  • Mission:
  • Charleston Waterkeeper is a citizen-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of Charleston’s waterways. Founded on September 16, 2008, we are proud members of the WATERKEEPER® ALLIANCE, a movement of nearly 200 other Waterkeeper programs around the world, all dedicated to clean water and strong communities. Through hands-on community involvement, scientific monitoring and legal action, Charleston Waterkeeper defends our waterways from pollution and protects the public’s right to clean water.

  • History:
  • On September 16, 2008, the Waterkeeper Alliance Board of Directors unanimously approved the establishment of Charleston Waterkeeper. Acceptance into the Waterkeeper Alliance came after nearly 10 months of preparation. Founded by Cyrus Buffum, Charleston Waterkeeper became the second Waterkeeper organization in the state of South Carolina (second to the Waccamaw Riverkeeper).

    Cyrus Buffum was inspired to establish Charleston Waterkeeper after reading the book, The Riverkeepers, by John Cronen and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. The book details Cronen and Kennedy’s affiliation with Riverkeeper, an environmental watchdog organization on the Hudson River.

    Today there are now four Waterkeeper organization in South Carolina: Waccamaw Riverkeeper, Charleston Waterkeeper, Santee Riverkeeper, and Congaree Riverkeeper.

  • Year established:2008
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:8
  • Advisory board size:6
  • Staff size:1


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Unknown
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
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