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Washington, DC–On September 24th the U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing addressing water management in Florida. The hearing included testimony from water and industry experts and members of Congress fighting for Everglades restoration projects and lower water levels on Lake Okeechobee during the dry season. Included in the testimony was...

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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...