Building a movement for the past eight years
We didn’t get to this moment by chance, though.
Progress may prevail now, but before you and thousands of others began speaking up for change, our troubled waters and treasured coasts had no voice, and delay was the name of the game for restoration efforts.
Projects had just sat idle because there was no public pressure to take them from the page to the construction site, but with the momentum that you’ve helped to build over the past 8 years, the former apathy towards water quality has been replaced by an absolute premium on clean, healthy waterways—a premium that demands progress continues at record pace.
“The significance of this day, of the ribbon cutting and turning on the pumps and flowing water into this area, is something that just a short eight years ago when we started the organization, we were told this would never happen,” says Captains For Clean Water Co-Founder, Capt. Chris Wittman. “And so to be standing here today, at this site, with this project complete, is a testament to the power of people getting involved.”
This moment adds to the 67 Everglades restoration projects that have been completed, broken ground, or reached major milestones in the past 5 years.
Thank you for your help in making this happen—let’s keep it going stronger than ever!