The Latest From the Clean-Water Front

Because of the unusual times, we may be showing up less in your inbox right now but we’re here to assure you that we’ve had our heads down working to bring Bullsugar supporters some of our most important projects.

An update on the 2020 Clean Water Voter Guides

We remain determined to help Florida voters elect politicians that will confront the sugarcane industry’s impact on Florida water policy and will fight back against the status quo. We’re hard at work with a group of water advocacy leaders from around the state, creating nonpartisan voter guides which will identify candidates committed to policymaking that addresses water-management-related health issues and the restoration of America’s Everglades. The guides will fulfill a unique niche as the only comprehensive candidate outreach focused solely on water, and will activate voters whose participation can make a critical difference in electoral outcomes.

“We’ve got volunteers from every county we’ll be covering working on this project right now, from people researching candidates, to professional web designers and graphic artists to a data entry team,” said Blair Wickstrom, Vote Water team leader.

This effort is funded by people like you who care about Florida’s water. If you’d like to help us fuel the 2020 Vote Water campaign, please CLICK HERE.

LOSOM – We need your voices now more than ever.

The Army Corps has announced its next LOSOM PDT meeting to discuss the replacement of the operational schedule managing Lake O discharges. Current strategies place the health of Floridians at risk. In the estuaries receiving toxic discharges, pets have died and humans are exposed to toxins that cause immediate harm and are linked to deadly liver and neurological diseases.

This is no time to let down our guard. Remember the sugar lobbyists that were moonlighting as expert representation for the Florida Department of Agriculture a few months ago? They’re back — this time masquerading as representatives of the city of Clewiston.

Let’s make sure they’re not the only voices in the room. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Not sure how to best weigh in to the Corps’ next meeting?

Tune in live on Facebook today at noon to a Clean Water Conversations – Livestream Event hosted by our affiliated organization Friends of the Everglades. The live panel will discuss the importance of managing Lake Okeechobee in the interest of human health and how the public can provide effective input at the April 30th meeting. CLICK HERE to join.

#GivingTuesdayNow – Keeping advocacy alive during COVID-19

Much of our normal lives has been disrupted by changes happening around the world. Advocacy for the waterways we care about doesn’t have to be.

In light of the pandemic, #GivingTuesdayNow has been announced as a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19.

Please consider giving what you can on May 5 during #GivingTuesdayNow to support our continued efforts to inform and activate Florida voters as we work to secure a clean water future for all future generations to come.