Proud Legacy Partner of Captains for Clean Water
In keeping with our commitment to environmental issues that directly impact the marine industry, SeaDek is proud to be an official partner of Captains for Clean Water. Captains for Clean Water has been aggressively advocating for a water management solution that would restore the natural flow of fresh water back through the Florida Everglades, reinvigorating Florida Bay, and alleviating catastrophic discharges into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers.
“SeaDek is made up of fishermen, surfers, boaters, and outdoor enthusiasts, so being that the water is where we choose to spend our lives, these issues are of the utmost importance to us,” says Jason Gardner, VP of Marketing at SeaDek. “In addition, water quality is intrinsically linked to the success of our business. If people aren’t boating due to unpleasant or unhealthy water conditions, every aspect of the marine industry is affected, from boat builders to marinas to component manufacturers such as SeaDek.”
“We are very excited to be partnered with SeaDek,” said Chris Wittman, Co-Founder and Program Director of Captains for Clean Water. “Last year significant progress was made in the fight for Everglades restoration. The fishing and boating industry was the catalyst in making that happen. As a leader in the marine industry, SeaDek’s involvement with Captains for Clean Water will bring tremendous value in furthering our mission and inspiring others to be engaged in the efforts to save Florida’s marine ecosystems.” SeaDek joins other industry leaders such as Costa, YETI, Mustad, Orvis, and Simms in their support.
About Captains for Clean Water
Captains for Clean Water is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that advocates for the elimination of harmful, large-scale Lake Okeechobee discharges into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River Estuaries by restoring the natural flow of Lake Okeechobee water south into the Everglades and Florida Bay. Restoring the natural southern flow of Lake Okeechobee water is essential to the survival of our estuaries, the health of the Everglades, and the long-term viability of South Florida’s largest drinking water source (the Biscayne Aquifer). Initially formed by a group of fishing guides from Fort Meyers, Florida that had grown frustrated with Florida’s poor water management practices, the organization employs political activism, public awareness campaigns, and evidence based solutions to promote positive change for Florida’s waterways. Learn more here.