Welcome to VoteWater

We believe Florida's polluted waters are a political problem - and require a political solution. And we're determined to serve as the voice and conscience of 22 million Floridians who recognize the importance of clean water to marine life, human health and economic vitality.

Meet our Executive Director

Holding Florida's policymakers accountable for decisions they make impacting the health of our shared environment is no small task. We need a tough and relentless warrior for our waters. Gil Smart has a proven track record, as a veteran investigative journalist, that shows he is up to the challenge.

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A clean-water governor wouldn’t sign these dirty-water bills

March 30, 2023

So what’s it going to be, Gov. DeSantis? You’ve styled yourself as a Teddy Roosevelt-style Republican with an eye for conservation. And frankly, we appreciate the record funding you’ve helped secure for Everglades restoration and other water quality projects around…

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Help Florida Say No to Big Sugar Money!

Our goal is simple: end the influence of Big Sugar money in politics. Free the leaders we elect to act in the best interest of their communities.

  • Hold major polluters accountable.

    Hold major polluters accountable.

  • JOIN VoteWater

    JOIN VoteWater

    Our mission is to fight political corruption in Florida by galvanizing public resolve to end the systemic pollution and mismanagement of our waterways.

    Become a Member

  • Make human health a priority.

    Make human health a priority.

  • Fully fund pollution monitoring and enforcement.

    Fully fund pollution monitoring and enforcement.

  • Buy more land in the EAA for storage and treatment.

    Buy more land in the EAA for storage and treatment.

  • Elect

    Elect "Sugar Free" politicians.

  • Lower Lake Okeechobee during the dry season.

    Lower Lake Okeechobee during the dry season.

  • Give Monthly

    Give Monthly

    Monthly giving is one of the easiest ways to help us protect water quality.

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  • Prioritize above-ground water storage & conveyance instead of injection wells.

    Prioritize above-ground water storage & conveyance instead of injection wells.


Join the Fight for Clean Water

Make the pledge to vote water. Sign the VoteWater Pledge to be updated on our endorsements, candidate findings and the Clean Water Voter Guides for Florida's Primary and General elections.


VoteWater.org is a nonpartisan, grassroots initiative designed to help Floridians identify clean-water candidates.

Clean water is a right that must be preserved for every citizen. Floridians deserve the freedom to enjoy the outdoors in an environmentally safe and sustainable manner.


VoteWater.org and Bullsugar.org Gear

Spread the word and show your support with our gear! Look good, feel good and lead the fight for clean water and healthy estuaries for future generations. New merch coming soon.


A film by Spencer Miller

Talented documentary filmmakers weave complex issues into stories you can't look away from. Spencer Miller does even more with Sweetwater: He tells a deeply personal, sad, and ultimately hopeful story about the decline of South Florida's waterways and the fight to recover them.



Blair Wickstrom has. Blair is the Publisher of Florida Sportsman, one of the most read fishing magazines and websites, covering Florida outdoor & recreation for over 50 years! Florida Sportsman has a long history of advocating for our fisheries and the conservation of wildlands. Read Blair's testimonial of the Vote Water work here.