A group of people in the Lowcountry are working to clean up our waterways and shores... The South magazine presents five of those dedicated individuals and reminds us all that it's time we join them.
Hails from: Savannah
Why Savannah: Chafin appreciates Savannah for its beauty and the fact that it's a great place for outdoorsy people. As an avid kayaker, he takes any and every opportunity to spend time exploring and enjoying our local waterways.
What he's doing: Technically retired, Chafin stays busy as a member of the Coastal Group of the GA Sierra Club and the Savannah Ogeechee Audubon. He also spends most of his time volunteering for the Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center, Wilderness Southeast and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, working as a "Reptiles Alive" presenter. In coordination with the Ebenezer Retreat and Conference Center in Rincon, Georgia, Chafin has the opportunity to share his love of nature and reptiles with local children.
"Keeping our waterways clean ensures us to have a very nice environment for not only people that enjoy the water, but to maintain a clean environment for wildlife and a more healthy environment for us all. If we don't do it, who will?"
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