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Protecting our waters
against the unexpected.

2022 IMPACT

2022
IMPACT

Protecting our waters against the unexpected.

At Captains For Clean Water, our mission is to restore and protect Florida’s water. We educate and inform the public, empowering them to use their voices for change. And together, we’ve made incredible progress.

2022 dealt us a few hands that tested us, but our army of supporters showed up like never before. In true Captains spirit, the trials, victories and devastating unknowns encountered throughout the last year were met with passion-fueled determination to make clean water progress.

From all of us at Captains For Clean Water, thank you for being a part of our crew. We look forward to another year fighting alongside our fierce army of clean water advocates!

At Captains For Clean Water, our mission is to restore and protect Florida’s water. We educate and inform the public, empowering them to use their voices for change. And together, we’ve made incredible progress.

2022 dealt us a few hands that tested us, but our army of supporters showed up like never before. In true Captains spirit, the trials, victories and devastating unknowns encountered throughout the last year were met with passion-fueled determination to make clean water progress.

From all of us at Captains For Clean Water, thank you for being a part of our crew. We look forward to another year fighting alongside our fierce army of clean water advocates!

Senate Bill 2508

SB2508 was a blindsiding, political ploy by special interests to keep control of Florida’s water, threatening the progress we have made on Everglades restoration. Our Education and Awareness campaign efforts were heard loud and clear – resulting in a historic veto of the bad bill after a long-fought, 55 day battle. Our army showed up like never before!

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… clean water advocates took action to oppose SB2508.

  • 43,730 People Signed Petitions.
  • 155,746 Emails to Legislatures.
  • 1,448 Calls to Legislatures.

LOSOM Finale

The new Lake Okeechobee operations plan is coming in for a landing and is scheduled to be implemented in 2023. LOSOM has been a collaborative, 3-year process by the Army Corps of Engineers. This plan will dictate how the lake is managed for the next 10 years. Involvement in the development process was key for a favorable outcome.

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… supporters weighed in to help secure a favorable outcome.

  • 3x’s more water south to the Everglades.
  • 37% reduction in discharges to the coasts.

Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Ian made a direct hit in our backyard causing widespread, catastrophic damage. The urgent need to support local fishing guides who were severely impacted was quickly recognized. Thanks to our generous supporters, we created the Emergency Disaster Relief Fund to generate longterm work opportunities for guides while the community recovers.

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…donated so far to the Relief Fund allowing guides to participate in:

  • Waterway debris cleanups.
  • First responder fishing charters.
  • Water sampling with science partners.

AWARENESS

A critical piece of our mission is generating awareness around the good, bad and corrupt sides of water quality in Florida. We believe that if more people knew the truth behind what it takes to have clean water, everyone would be inspired to get involved.

In 2022 our digital awareness campaigns reached a staggering number of people opening future opportunities for engagement on key, mission-critical objectives.

2022 Awareness Reach = 19,809,818 people

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EDUCATION

Our education programs encompass a variety of resources and relationships. Speaking engagements, discussions with key stakeholders like the Army Corps, relationships with science partners, and digital education campaigns are a few of the initiatives that enable us to be effective.

A diverse, grassroots approach to educating on clean water issues made 2022 our most impactful year yet.

2022 Education Impressions = 25,583,370

EDUCATION

Our education programs encompass a variety of resources and relationships. Speaking engagements, discussions with key stakeholders like the Army Corps, relationships with science partners, and digital education campaigns are a few of the initiatives that enable us to be effective.

A diverse, grassroots approach to educating on clean water issues made 2022 our most impactful year yet.

2022 Education Impressions = 25,583,370

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ADVOCACY

Building an army of clean water advocates who are aware, educated, and ready to carry the Captains For Clean Water mission forward is how we, as an organization, are most impactful. Moving the needle on clean water progress in Florida is a collective effort.

Passion-fueled advocates paved the way in 2022 showing up like never before at a time when it was most crucial!

2022 Total Advocates = 1,175,152 people

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DONATE

Make a contribution today to support our mission to restore aquatic resources for all!
            

NO GOODS OR SERVICES WERE RECEIVED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS DONATION. CAPTAINS FOR CLEAN WATER IS A CHARITY RECOGNIZED AS TAX-EXEMPT BY THE IRS UNDER SECTION 501(C)(3). THE FEDERAL TAX ID # IS 81-1789969 AND FLORIDA REGISTRATION # IS CH47588. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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