Recap on the 8K for H2O

Thanks to all of the great volunteers for supporting this great cause!

I was attending conferences for the better part of a week after the 8K for H2O, so I’m a little late on posting the recap. The good thing is, I was surrounded by energetic folks that have inspired a lot of ideas to implement here at the College of Charleston! One of the things that I love about working at the College and being a student in the MPA program is being a part of a very giving community. The students here have a strong desire to give back to the Lowcountry. The MESSA 8K for H2O is one such event, as is the Habitat for Humanity build the MPASA is hosting in a few weeks, and the Oyster Roast the GSA sponsored last weekend. We are so proud of our students, and I know the community is grateful for their energy and commitment to the Lowcountry.

Megs is one of our guest bloggers and was a volunteer at the 8K a few weekends ago. This is what she had to say about the event:

As those who spent months organizing and planning the February 19th 8K race know, it is H2 OVER! This 9th annual race raises money to promote improved water quality in the Charleston area. This year’s proceeds benefit Charleston Waterkeeper (, an environmental, non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the integrity of Charleston’s waterways by defending against pollution and contamination. MESSA, the MES Program’s student organization, is incredibly pleased with the support from both volunteers and race participants.

We could not have asked for a more perfect day for the race. The sun was shining, and the enthusiasm from MESSA volunteers and the Waterkeeper himself, Cyrus Buffum, really made the day special. This event is a great way to bring members of the community together for a good cause, and the new officers of MESSA look forward to planning next year’s race!

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