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.

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.

News

Deep Dive: As STA costs go up, Big Sugar’s share of the bill goes down

May 22, 2024

In our last “Deep Dive,” we noted how the stormwater treatment areas (STAs) — 62,000-acres of man-made wetlands south of Lake Okeechobee designed to clean water headed to the Everglades — could be used to help mitigate harmful Lake O…

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  • 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.

     
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Join the Fight for Clean Water

Make the pledge to vote water. Sign the VoteWater Pledge to receive updates on candidate and voter information, news and investigative reporting and our advocacy efforts to fight for cleaner water in South Florida.

WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR

VoteWater.org is a nonpartisan, grassroots initiative designed to help Floridians elect clean-water candidates and enact clean-water policies.

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.

SUPPORT THROUGH OUR SHOP

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.

SWEETWATER

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.

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WHO'S READY TO JOIN TEAM WATER?

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.