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.
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…
We all know the importance of clean water in Florida. It is the lifeblood of our fisheries and our economy. Without clean water, Florida wouldn’t be the Fishing Capital of the World. Fishing guides, recreational anglers, tackle companies and many other individuals and businesses have done their part for clean water by joining Captains for Clean Water, making trips [...]
Thanks to our incredible sponsors, the 2018 Restore Gala was an incredible success! On March 9, 2018, a crowd of over 400 fishing captains, leading outdoor industry brands, realtors, South Florida business leaders and residents gathered on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River at the White Orchid at Oasis. After sipping cocktails and watching the sunset on the river, [...]
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 [...]