Ron DeSantis Reappoints Three Members of the St. Johns River Water Management District
August 30, 2023
At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Ryan Atwood, Ronald Howse, and Jon “Chris” Peterson to the St. Johns River Water Management District. Atwood, of Mount Dora, is the Owner of Atwood Family Farms and H&A Farms. He is the former President of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association and serves on the Florida Fruits and […]
2023 Clean-Water Bill and State Everglades funding approved.
June 15, 2023
Florida finalizes clean-water bill and secures over $625 Million for Everglades restoration, water quality. At the Pelican Yacht Club on the shores of the Indian River Lagoon in Fort Pierce earlier today, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced House Bill 1379 and signed more than $625 Million in state funding for Everglades restoration and water-quality improvement […]
Outdoor industry unified for Everglades restoration funding.
April 6, 2023
Joined by brands from coast to coast, the letter of request was a joint effort with Captains’ partner, the Everglades Foundation, and was submitted to congressional Committees on Appropriations and Subcommittees on Energy & Water Development and Related Agencies on March 31, 2023. Follow the link below for more information. https://captains-for-clean-water.prowly.com/237495-outdoor-industry-unified-for-everglades-restoration-funding
A major Everglades milestone, groundbreaking at the EAA Reservoir
February 23, 2023
A major step forward for Everglades restoration took place yesterday with the groundbreaking of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir, a critical project needed to reduce harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges to the coasts and send water south to the Everglades where it’s needed. “Our community of supporters across the country is celebrating this momentous occasion,” […]
Grand Champions: Captain Andy Thompson and L. Mark Weeks
June 13, 2022
Press Release: Angler L. Mark Weeks and Guide Andy Thompson win 48th Annual Don Hawley Invitational Fly Fishing Tarpon Tournament 48th Annual Don Hawley Invitational Fly Fishing Tarpon Tournament June 6-10, 2022 Islamorada, Florida Keys The 48th Annual Don Hawley Invitational Fly Fishing Tarpon Tournament, one of the “Big Three” tarpon fly tournaments, had relatively […]
Governor DeSantis Vetoes SB 2508, Thanks To YOUR Efforts!
June 9, 2022
Today, Governor DeSantis proved that he heard the voices of thousands of fishing guides, boat captains, business owners, and concerned citizens throughout Florida by vetoing Senate Bill 2508. In early February, the Florida Senate filed SB 2508 late on a Friday night as a budget conforming bill intending to quietly fast track major policy changes that would write into law the preferential treatment of […]
2022 Florida Skiff Challenge Race
April 4, 2022
Boating endurance event raises awareness about Florida water issues, draws thousands of fans. The 7th Annual Florida Skiff Challenge is set to kick off at the Flora-Bama Ole River Grill in Pensacola on the morning of Thursday, April 7, 2022. This four-day test of mental and physical endurance began as a battle for bragging rights […]
Update – Senate Bill 2508 Original vs. Final
March 17, 2022
Senate Bill 2508 passes full legislature vote—final version is a far cry from its original. Yesterday, SB 2508 passed 33-0 in the Senate and 99-8 in the House, but the final version of bill that passed looks a lot different than the one filed five weeks ago. During last week’s final negotiations, the bill was amended again, further watering down the remaining threats that the bill […]
Breaking News: Florida Senate files bad water policy.
February 8, 2022
Dark Skies loom over the Everglades Restoration project. Follow this link to read the Press Release from Captains for Clean Water and how Senate Bill 2508 includes many harmful provisions that spell bad news for Florida waters and what we need to do the help.
The Restoration of America’s Everglades
January 20, 2022
Since 1989, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen’s organization in the political arena. CSF’s mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. Read the letter below […]