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
8 01, 2018

Pivotal moment for our estuaries and the Everglades

The 134 billion gallons of Lake Okeechobee water sent east makes this year's discharges the 12th largest ever sent to the St. Lucie River. TYLER TREADWAY/TCPALM (Photo: MOLLY BARTELS/TCPALM) Let's make this as clear as possible. More land to store and clean water south of Lake Okeechobee equals less lake [ Read more ]

Pivotal moment for our estuaries and the Everglades
18 10, 2017

We can’t afford to wait any longer

The widespread human disaster brought about by Hurricane Irma has left behind a legacy of environmental destruction that will affect our way of life for months if not years to come.  Sadly, this legacy was set into motion decades before Irma’s passage.  If we don’t act now to correct [ Read more ]

We can’t afford to wait any longer
17 10, 2017

Protecting the Tarpon Legacy

Fighting to Protect our Most Valuable Resource Our team is working hard every day to expedite critical Everglades restoration projects. For the past month, Florida's East and West Coast estuaries have been under assault by unnatural, damaging discharges. We are pressuring the South Florida Water Management District to accelerate the [ Read more ]

Protecting the Tarpon Legacy
2 05, 2017

SB 10 Passes House and Senate!

A Letter From the Founders of Captains for Clean Water: Today marks an important day for the history of the Everglades. The Florida House of Representatives followed the lead of the Senate and passed Senate Bill 10. This bill provides $800 million in funding to create a dynamic reservoir south [ Read more ]

SB 10 Passes House and Senate!
14 04, 2017

Florida Senate Takes Important First Step in Saving the Everglades after NowOrNeverglades Sportfishing Day! 

Thanks to the incredible outpouring of support of fishing guides, industry leaders, and recreational and commercial anglers - who all traveled to Tallahassee on April 11th to ask legislators for help - Florida has taken the first major step in years to send Lake Okeechobee waters south. One day after [ Read more ]

Florida Senate Takes Important First Step in Saving the Everglades after NowOrNeverglades Sportfishing Day! 
20 02, 2017

You are Never too Young to Learn about the World Around You

Last week, Capt. Chris Wittman and Wyler Gins of Captains for Clean Water had the opportunity to educate 80 second graders at Heights Elementary, in Fort Myers, FL. After learning about the water issues in Florida from their teacher, the students were very interested. They wanted to learn more to better [ Read more ]

You are Never too Young to Learn about the World Around You
3 02, 2017

Fast-Track EAA Reservoir to Save Our Estuaries

Last week, Senator Bradley filed a bill to purchase 60,000 acres of land in the Everglades Agricultural Area to construct a dynamic reservoir to alleviate discharges to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers, and provide desperately needed water supply to Florida Bay. This essential component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration [ Read more ]

Fast-Track EAA Reservoir to Save Our Estuaries
6 09, 2016

Conservation in Perspective

Many folks have a hard time understanding “conservation” due to the scale of the issues. They take nature for granted and assume that they have been given an unlimited supply of resources at their disposal. Looking back at old black and white fishing photos that show stringers full of trophy [ Read more ]

Conservation in Perspective