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Advancing education, awareness and scientifically supported solutions to restore and protect marine ecosystems and our way of life for future generations.

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Captains for Clean Water is committed to protecting Florida’s most valuable resource: water. Through education and advocacy, we fight to ensure science-based solutions to our water quality issues are implemented by our policymakers.
We believe that if everyone knew about the problems facing Florida’s estuaries and Everglades, it would have been fixed decades ago.

THE PROBLEM

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Florida is facing a significant water management crisis

Our state needs a long-term solution that will allow us to divert and clean the nutrient-laden fresh water currently killing estuaries on the East and West coasts, while not permitting high Lake Okeechobee levels to jeopardize the lives of those south of the lake. We need a solution to restore the natural sheet flow and provide much-needed, clean, fresh water to the Everglades, the South Florida aquifer and Florida Bay.

This solution must keep Floridians safe, while at the same time protecting the health of our marine ecosystems which are vital to our economy and way of life. We need immediate action on a long-term solution that will protect ALL Floridians. Read More…

RECENT NEWS

SFWMD Report Lacks Reasonable Solution to Lake Okeechobee Discharges

Last week, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) released a progress report on Senate Bill 10 (SB10) to the Florida Legislature. The SFWMD failed to use all of the tools available in Senate Bill 10 to find the “optimal configuration for the EAA Reservoir”, which it was tasked to do in the law. Harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges have plagued [...]

Florida Bay Captains Ask Governor Scott to Save EAA Reservoir Project

On Tuesday, January 9 2018, one hundred Florida Bay fishing guides called an emergency meeting to discuss the EAA Reservoir. Just as the guides gathered at The Islander Resort in Islamorada, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) released its report to the Legislature on Senate Bill 10. The guides who attended the meeting were leading the charge to pass [...]

Pivotal moment for our estuaries and the Everglades

The 134 billion gallons of Lake Okeechobee water sent east makes this year's discharges the 12th largest ever sent to the St. Lucie River. TYLER TREADWAY/TCPALM (Photo: MOLLY BARTELS/TCPALM) Let's make this as clear as possible. More land to store and clean water south of Lake Okeechobee equals less lake water dumped in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers, two [...]

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