Aqua Angel: Cryste T. Carroll

This summer, a dedicated group of Parks Conservancy volunteers are braving the Charleston heat and humidity to keep our parks looking great. Each week they water the plants, inspect the beds and pick up litter. We call them our Aqua Angels and have crowned each with an H²O Halo! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting our Aqua Angels. And when you see them out in the parks, give them a big “thank you!” This week read about Cryste T. Carroll, who is watering Marion Square.

__Why did you sign up to be an Aqua Angel?__

I decided to become a Park Angel because I’ve been living here for four years and wanted to contribute to my new town.

__Which Charleston park is your favorite and why?__

Waterfront Park is my favorite. I like it because you can sit and enjoy the fountain or watch ships or boats and enjoy the breeze.

__What’s your favorite summertime park activity or event?__

I enjoy attending the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit in Marion Square. Spoleto is the official beginning of summer here in Charleston or at least it is for me.

__Why should someone become a Park Angel and volunteer with the Conservancy?__

Being a Park Angel is not only a great way to learn about plants, but to also meet new people, either other Park Angels or people who are interested in what you are doing. I’ve had visitors to Charleston ask me about various plants and trees while I’m watering. Also, who wants to be stuck in an office all day? This gives me a great excuse to be outside!

*Interested in becoming an Aqua Angel? Contact our programs director Paul Wentz.*

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