Care for Gadsden Creek Clean Up

Join us on April 21 from 11am – 1pm for TRIBUTARIES OF CARE FOR GADSDEN CREEK, where we will gather as a community to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up litter from the creek’s banks, lifting up its history, and standing together for its preservation. Hosted by South Carolina Enviromental Law Project, Friends of Gadsden Creek, SC Aquarium and Charleston Area Justice Ministry.

Free event limited to 150 people.

The South Carolina Aquarium is home to more than 5,000 animals, from river otters and sharks to sea turtles and shorebirds, and represents the rich biodiversity of our state — from the mountains to the sea. Visitors can also get an inside look at the Sea Turtle Care Center™, a working hospital dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured sea turtles. While fulfilling its mission to promote education, conservation, and an exceptional visitor experience within our walls, the Aquarium is committed to working in communities beyond our walls on plastic pollution, resilience to sea level rise, and sustainable seafood.

South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) is a public interest environmental law organization that uses it’s legal expertise to protect land, water and communities across South Carolina. Since 1987, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project has remained the last line of defense against harmful land uses and other major environmental threats in the state. 

Friends of Gadsden Creek (FOGC) is a grassroots, community-led campaign opposing the destruction of Gadsden Creek, and the continued patterns of injustice inflicted upon the Gadsden Green community. FOGC is a coalition of concerned citizens, businesses, and organizations who oppose the WestEdge development plan to fill Gadsden Creek. We demand the revitalization of Gadsden Creek and her surrounding wetlands, as a first step in a larger plan that repairs the social, environmental, and economic harm that has been inflicted upon the Gadsden Green community.

Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) is a growing network of faith-based congregations who are culturally, economically, geographically and religiously diverse. We come together to make the Charleston area a more just place to live. Member congregations work together to empower marginalized people in our communities. We accomplish this by conducting research, education and then publicly addressing the root causes of, and solutions to, poverty and injustice in our communities,

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