On Monday, May 8, 2017, Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law wired $100,000 to Captains for Clean Water. This is the largest single donation to Captains for Clean Water since the organization was founded just over a year ago.
“As the 2017 Florida Legislative Session ends, the work of those fighting for clean water continues. Captains for Clean Water doesn’t celebrate victories on paper and won’t rest until the Everglades, our estuaries and our economy is saved. These guys are the new face of environmentalism and they need their supporters to be there by their side. Wilbur Smith is all in. We don’t stand on the dock and complain. We jump in and get wet. Gentlemen, we are in the water fighting with you. LET THE BIG DOG EAT!!”, said Sawyer Smith, managing partner at Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law
“The staff at Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law has been incredibly supportive of our organization, and we are very thankful for their commitment to clean water”, said Captain Chris Wittman, co-founder of Captains for Clean Water. “Beyond the generous financial support, Mr. Smith has offered invaluable advice to the organization, as well as made the staff of the firm available for all of our needs.”
The $100,000 donation was pledged at the Captains for Clean Water Restore Gala, in addition to the firm’s commitment as a presenting sponsor of the event. In addition to the financial contribution, the firm will be providing Captains for Clean Water with office space in downtown Fort Myers.
Captains for Clean Water is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that advocates for the elimination of harmful, large-scale Lake Okeechobee discharges into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River Estuaries by restoring the natural flow of Lake Okeechobee water south into the Everglades and Florida Bay. Restoring the natural southern flow of Lake Okeechobee water is essential to the survival of our estuaries, the health of the Everglades, and the long-term viability of South Florida’s largest drinking water source (the Biscayne Aquifer).