Water-Related News

Captains for Clean Water holds successful fundraising gala

Captains for Clean Water raised more than $310,000 in one evening to fight for science-based solutions to save our estuaries and the Everglades.

More than 350 fishermen, outdoorsmen and concerned citizens gathered at the Burroughs Home Friday, March 3, for the inaugural "Restore Clean Water Gala." Fishing legends and TV personalities, including Blair Wiggins, George Gozdz, Rob Fordyce, Peter Miller and Carter Andrews, were on hand to show their support for cleaning up Florida's estuaries. Host of TV's "Flats Class" C.A Richardson emceed the event, and Zac Jud, Ph.D. motivated the overflow crowd with his explanation of the challenges and possible solutions to the manmade problems that degrade water quality in South Florida. When attorney Sawyer Smith, one of the event organizers, asked for financial assistance, the response was overwhelming with pledges totaling more than $300,000.