Links 

Here are links to several organizations that may be helpful.

As always, our goal is to stimulate honest, open civil discussion.

League of Women Voters 

Nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works      to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

http://lwv.org

No Labels.com

No Labels inspired the creation of the Problem Solvers Caucus in the US Congress in early 2017. There are more than 40 members—equally divided between Democrats and Republicans—who are committed to forging bipartisan cooperation in the 115th Congress.

https://www.nolabels.org/philosophy/

 

Citizens Climate Lobby

Non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

https://citizensclimatelobby.org

 

Environmental Defense Fund

Works around the globe on issues of Climate Energy, Ecosystems, Oceans and Health

 https://www.edf.org

Earth Justice

Premier nonprofit environmental law organization, using the power of law and the strength of partnership to preserve the wild, to fight for healthy communities and to advance clean energy to promote a healthy climate.

https://earthjustice.org

Our Children's Trust

Elevates the voice of youth to secure the legal right to a stable climate and healthy atmosphere for the benefit of all present and future generations.

https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org

Calusa Water Keeper

A non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the Caloosahatchee River & Estuary, Lake Okeechobee, Nicodemus Slough, Charlotte Harbor, Estero Bay, the near-shore waters of Lee County, and their watersheds, through education and promotion of responsible use and enjoyment by all people.

http://calusawaterkeeper.org

Sierra Club

We are the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization

http://www.sierraclub.org/?_ga=2.62371434.793004839.1510264416-331227601.1510264416

 

Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS members develop tough, smart, effective campaigns that push for practical solutions to some of our planet's most pressing problems—from fighting corporate and political attacks on science to combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves.

http://bit.ly/2zs1XPL

 

Florida Conservation Voters

Helps elect the best public officials who will enact sound policies that ensure our cherished, yet vulnerable, natural lands and water are protected.

http://www.fcvoters.org

 

Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

Dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on     Sanibel and Captiva Islands and in the surrounding watershed.

http://www.sccf.org

Southwest Florida Clean Water Movement

Group of concerned citizens rallying to end the toxic Lake Okeechobee discharges that destroy our river, estuary, and local Gulf waters

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SWFLcleanwater/

US Army Corp of Engineers: Lake Okeechobee

Information on Corps activities with Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway Project, part of the complex water management system known as the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control Project.

http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Lake-Okeechobee/

Captains for Clean Waters

https://captainsforcleanwater.org

 

BullSugar.org

Advocates for Clean Water in SW Florida, focusing on The South Florida Water Management District and Lake Okeechobee

http://www.bullsugar.org/#

 

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Wildflower Program 

Works to improve aesthetics and driver safety while lowering maintenance costs on Florida’s highways.

http://www.fdot.gov/designsupport/wildflowers/default.shtm

 

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension Offices

Develops knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources makes that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.

http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/find-your-local-office/

Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN) 

Growing, planting and promoting Florida native plants for sustainable landscapes.

http://www.afnn.org

 

Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) 

Supports research and works for the preservation, conservation and restoration of native plants and native plant communities of Florida.

http://www.fnps.org

 

Florida Wildflower Foundation

Nurtures the awareness, understanding and enjoyment of Florida’s native wildflowers through education, planting and research projects that increase the presence of wildflowers and support the wildlife depending upon them.

https://flawildflowers.org

 

OecoHort, LLC

Helps to establish and maintain sustainable wildflower plantings for state and county roadside rights-of-way, commercial installations, parks, golf courses and individuals.

http://www.oecohort.com

    

The Heritage Foundation

https://secured.heritage.org

Badger Institute

The Conservatives Response to Climate Change

http://www.badgerinstitute.org/Commentary/The-conservative-response-to-climate-change.htm