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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…

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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 […]

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