WINK News: Captains for Clean Water named Gulfshore Life’s Men of the Year

November 29, 2022
Reporter: Elizabeth Biro
Writer: Joey Pellegrino
Nov. 22nd, 2022

FORT MYERS — A pair of Southwest Florida boat captains came together to create the nonprofit Captains for Clean Water and educate people about the environment.

“The vast, vast majority of our supporters are not captains; half of our supporters don’t even fish,” said Capt. Daniel Andrews. “But we have the business community that typically doesn’t want to talk about environmental issues, because they don’t want to impact their tourism. They’re our biggest supporters now.”

“Senate Bill 2508 is a good example of that power, of that movement and the engagement of the people,” said Capt. Chris Wittman.

With only a few hours’ notice, troops rallied from around the state to oppose the bill they feared would undo Everglades restoration…