Action Alerts

WHAT WILL THE DISCHARGES DO TO US?: Find out March 21 in Sewall’s Point

March 5, 2024

Want to learn more about the Lake Okeechobee discharges and what they’re doing to our communities? VoteWater will host a Town Hall meeting on the discharges Thursday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Sewall’s Point Town Hall, 1 S Sewalls…

Speak out against this pro-‘sprawl’ bill that’s gotten worse

April 4, 2023

You’ve heard the term “from bad to worse?” This is the story of one proposal in the Florida Legislature that’s gone from outrageous — to offensive. House Bill 359 and its companion bill, Senate Bill 540, titled “Local Government Comprehensive…

How you can help those impacted by Hurricane Ian

September 29, 2022

Hurricane Ian was a monster, assaulting Florida’s west coast with winds of 150 mph and a cataclysmic storm surge. With rescuers struggling to reach those who tried to ride out the storm at home, we don’t yet know the human…

Natural born killers, and why you need to Vote Water

July 5, 2022

The following is a column by VoteWater Board President and Florida Sportsman Publisher Blair Wickstrom which originally appeared in the July 1 edition of Florida Sportsman Magazine. By Blair Wickstrom In the 1870s Dr. Cesare Lombroso, founder of the Italian…

$22 on April 22: Your Earth Day contribution fuels the fight for cleaner water

April 22, 2022

On the first Earth Day in 1970, organizers said the goal was to “shake the political establishment out of its lethargy.” Fifty-two years later in Florida, we’ve still got a long way to go. Already this year, toxic blue-green algae…

Will Gov. DeSantis let this terrible bill define his environmental legacy?

April 20, 2022

What’s it going to be, Governor? Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has styled himself as a Teddy Roosevelt Republican, a conservative who makes a point of conserving our natural environment. And he’s done some good things: He’s steered massive amounts of…

Don’t let LOSOM get hijacked at the last minute

January 25, 2022

There’s a heist afoot. But you can do something to stop it. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is nearing the completion of the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual, the new “playbook” which will govern how the lake is managed…