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It was singer/songwriter Neil Young that popularized the phrase, “Rust never sleeps,” a metaphor for the concept that rust is constantly working to break down metal. That same philosophy applies to Everglades restoration and the need to keep chipping away at the components of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), the framework for restoring, protecting...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Sept 1 2020 Organization growing team to strategically strengthen the fight for clean water. Fort Myers, Fla. – Captains For Clean Water has been instrumental in advancing meaningful progress toward Everglades restoration since their founding in 2016, effectively rallying the outdoor industry and business communities to the frontlines of Florida’s fight for...

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One explosion closer to sending water south. On August 28th, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) began blasting ground to make way for the canals that will funnel water into the 6,500-acre Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) component of the EAA Reservoir.  The STA is a critical part of the EAA Reservoir as a whole. Ultimately, this...

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Florida’s economy is tourism-driven. Our tourism is sustained by our natural resources—pristine beaches, beautiful waters, and abundant wildlife. John Lai of Sanibel-Captiva Chamber reminds businesses, “Preserving our economy in Florida means also preserving our ecology. This shouldn’t be an either-or discussion. It’s both-and. About Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce For more than 50 years, Sanibel-Captiva Chamber...

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Together as an industry—manufacturers, fishing guides, ambassadors, tournament fishermen, recreational anglers—it’s important that we are a voice for our water quality and don’t let it slip as a priority. After 15 years with Power-Pole, Branden Franklin affirms it’s a mindset that must be intentionally passed on to each generation. About Power-Pole With the unmatched versatility...

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In the season of quarantine, Sarah Owen and her team have embraced the shift to virtual connectivity. With a focus on cultivating ideas, bringing people together, and advancing positive community change, Sarah challenges people to think not “Let’s get through it,” but “What are we getting to?” About Southwest Florida Community Foundation Founded in 1976,...