Welcome to the new

Vote Water.


We are pleased to announce the merger of Bullsugar.org into VoteWater. Our new site represents one unified mission; to serve as the voice and conscience of 22 million Floridians who recognize the importance of clean water to marine life, human life, and economic vitality.

Meet our new Executive Director

With more than three decades of experience as a high-profile investigative reporter, Gil Smart is adept at taking a deep dive on complex issues in search of solutions.


Dear Mike Rowe: Big Sugar’s not so sweet when it comes to Florida’s water – and politics

June 23, 2022

  Dear Mike Rowe: First, we’re big fans of your show “How America Works,” and in particular your focus on the men and women in the trenches, rather than the bigwigs in the C-suites. Your recent program, “Behind the Scenes…

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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.