Hurricane Ian has taken a major toll on Florida communities, delivering devastating impacts, destroying homes, and displacing families. But one thing it couldn’t put a dent in was the spirit of our community—the community of southwest Florida, the army of clean-water warriors, and the entire outdoor community at large.
Since the storm hit, with support from near and far, we’ve been full-speed ahead rallying donated supplies, delivering supplies throughout SW Florida, facilitating access to islands, and helping people clean out debris.
We’ve seen the very best in people shine through this very worst of situations. And one thing has become abundantly clear: although the road to recovery will be long, tough, and full of obstacles, with our community’s support, WE WILL see it through to the end.
We’ve set up the Hurricane Ian Relief Fund to jumpstart that support and help get people back on their feet. 100% of funds donated will go directly to providing supplies and operational support to the ongoing relief and recovery efforts, including support to the local guide community, whose businesses have been impacted tremendously.
Captains For Clean Water is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that fights to restore and protect our water resources.
In 2016, we started as a couple fishing guides that had “had enough” of Florida’s poor water management practices devastating the estuaries we rely on. We were convinced that if everyone knew about the issues, they would’ve been fixed long ago. The solution is known, but has been delayed for decades due to lack of political will and public awareness. So, we set out to change that.
We work to advance science-based solutions through efforts focused on awareness and education, empowering people like you to speak up for our water quality and hold elected officials accountable. Together, we’ve united the outdoor industry, environmental groups, business community and concerned citizens around these important issues, and are seeing more people than ever get involved in the fight for clean water. As a result, progress is happening at a record pace, but we still have a long way to go and we need your help.
We must fight to protect these valuable resources and our way of life for future generations.