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People around the country are watching Florida. They know about our water issues. They know our estuaries are collapsing. They know the Everglades are dying. And they want to help.
We're deeply grateful to the American Fly Fishing Trade Association for the support they've shown for the Now Or Neverglades Declaration, for restoring South Florida's estuaries, and for Bullsugar.org. The following press release details our growing partnership.Read more
By Chris Maroney
As you've probably heard, Senate President's Joe Negron's EAA Reservoir bill passed the Florida legislature this week.
You've also probably heard the bill was watered down, and it was -- but make no mistake: this is a real victory. So what are we celebrating?
Progress, and most of all, unity. When Bullsugar formed nearly three years ago, Floridians were in the dark about the key to stopping toxic discharges and restoring the Everglades. Today, they are much better informed. In the last year, organizations, businesses, and individuals across Florida united to demand that the state expedite the most critical project in CERP, the EAA Reservoir. This demand was presented in a short, simple statement of support for long-established science and basic economics called the Now or Neverglades Declaration.Read more
Hundreds of captains and guides are headed to Tallahassee on April 11th to tell their stories to lawmakers. You should, too.
Now Or Neverglades Sportfishing Day will unite people who depend on healthy fisheries for their livelihoods--fishermen, boat builders, outfitters… but also people who just love the water and refuse to stay quiet while our estuaries die. Legislators have asked us again and again to tell them in person about the impact of Florida’s water management crises, to take our stories to them. On April 11th we’re bringing them a boatful.
The reason it makes a difference is that numbers are abstract, even when they’re impressive. Florida’s fishing industry contributes $9.7 billion and 129,000 jobs to our economy, and boating contributes another $10.4 billion and 83,000 jobs--and both are dwarfed by our $89.1 billion tourism industry and its 1.1 million jobs. And toxic discharges and the diversion of freshwater from the Everglades puts every dollar of it at risk.
bullsugar.org/vote: Voter guides highlight fight for Everglades restoration, support Patrick Murphy over Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate.
September 27, 2016 – Stuart, FL – Bullsugar.org, a 501c4 non-profit dedicated to stopping destructive discharges into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries and restoring the flow of clean freshwater to the Everglades, today announced the publication of voter guides for all Florida counties. The guides identify political candidates, including both republicans and democrats, that support legislative action to address Florida’s water management crises and pursue science-based solutions to revitalize Florida’s waterways.Read more
Stuart, FL – Bullsugar.org, a 501c4 based in Stuart, is asking Governor Rick Scott to address the toxic algae crisis by signing the “Now or Neverglades Declaration” and today released video of their direct ask to Scott at the ICAST 2016 sport fishing trade show in Orlando, which the Governor promptly refused.Read more