4 06, 2018

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP)

Captains for Clean Water is proud to announce partnership with Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) The mission of the TRCP is to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish. As the TRCP’s newest partner, Captains for Clean Water will join a coalition of 56 hunting, fishing, and conservation [ Read more ]

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP)
4 06, 2018

Captains for Clean Water Goes to Washington

Having been influential in passage of the 2017 Senate Bill 10 in Tallahassee, Captains for Clean Water rallied 20 fishing captains and anglers to go to Washington to push our efforts forward.   Florida Senate Bill 10 authorized and funded the state’s portion of EAA Reservoir project (roughly $800 [ Read more ]

Captains for Clean Water Goes to Washington
26 03, 2018

Rise to the 2018 Florida Skiff Challenge

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 [ Read more ]

Rise to the 2018 Florida Skiff Challenge
13 03, 2018

2018 Restore Gala

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. [ Read more ]

2018 Restore Gala
15 01, 2018

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 [ Read more ]

SFWMD Report Lacks Reasonable Solution to Lake Okeechobee Discharges
10 01, 2018

Florida Bay Captains Ask Governor Scott to Save EAA Reservoir Project

On Tuesday, January 9 2018, one hundred Florida Bay fishing guides called an emergency meeting to discuss the EAA Reservoir. Just as the guides gathered at The Islander Resort in Islamorada, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) released its report to the Legislature on Senate Bill 10. The guides [ Read more ]

Florida Bay Captains Ask Governor Scott to Save EAA Reservoir Project
16 12, 2017

Fate of EAA Reservoir in hands of Governor Scott

The water crisis Florida has faced over the last two years isn’t over. Today, solutions for our rivers, our fish habitat and our economy lie in the hands of Governor Scott and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) who are responsible for the implementation of the EAA Reservoir. The [ Read more ]

Fate of EAA Reservoir in hands of Governor Scott
16 12, 2017

Senator Negron expresses concerns to SFWMD on EAA Reservoir planning

On Thursday, December 14, 2017, Florida Senate President Joe Negron sent a letter to Ernie Marks, Executive Director of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) expressing his concerns with the modeling efforts for the EAA Reservoir project. The SFWMD is a bureaucratic agency responsible for the implementation of Senate [ Read more ]

Senator Negron expresses concerns to SFWMD on EAA Reservoir planning
7 12, 2017

FGCU Students Create Everglades Restoration Awareness Video

Three Florida Gulf Coast University Students reached out to Captains for Clean Water wanting to get more involved in our mission to fight for healthy estuaries, and alleviate the damaging Lake Okeechobee discharges. We challenged them to create a video that tells their story- why [ Read more ]

FGCU Students Create Everglades Restoration Awareness Video
21 11, 2017

Our Estuaries Need Your Help Right Now!

We need your help! We are calling our members, supporters and followers to email the South Florida Water Management District by this Wednesday, November 22 and ask them to model a reservoir that is both effective at reducing Lake Okeechobee discharges, and cost effective to build. Sending a personal email to [ Read more ]

Our Estuaries Need Your Help Right Now!
24 10, 2017

EAA Reservoir Planning Begins

On Monday, October 23, Captains for Clean Water attended the initial scoping meeting for the EAA Reservoir project in Clewiston, FL. This was the first public meeting the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) held for this project. SFWMD staff committed to the timeline laid out in Senate Bill 10. [ Read more ]

EAA Reservoir Planning Begins