Captains For Clean Water welcomes new member to the Board of Directors

From  Captains For Clean Water (CFCW)
Captains For Clean Water (CFCW) announces Captain C.A. Richardson of Flats Class TV as a new addition to the Board of Directors. Richardson, a native Floridian and leader in conservation efforts, has been an active supporter of CFCW’s mission since the founding of the organization.

“C.A. has been a leader in conservation and a devoted advocate for CFCW’s efforts since the very beginning. He’s had an undeniable impact in the fight throughout the years, so we’re excited to bring him onto the board where he can continue to help us further our mission by educating and inspiring more passionate outdoorsmen and women to get involved in the fight for clean water.”

Capt. Daniel Andrews, Executive Director, Captains For Clean Water

Richardson has been a professional fishing guide and television personality for over 25 years. He has a strong presence in the outdoor community, so he has used his platforms to amplify the organization’s mission and spread awareness.

I think it’s my hallmark responsibility at this point in my career to do everything I can to support the fight for clean water. I’ve spent a lifetime fishing Florida’s waters—from decades guiding on Tampa Bay, to filming at all the iconic waterways on Flats Class TV, to now living on the Nature Coast—and there’s really nowhere else like this. But if we allow our waterways and estuaries to be diminished any further, there will be no future for Florida. And that’s unacceptable!”

Capt. C.A. Richardson

In addition to supporting the mission through digital platforms, Richardson has spoken at several of the Florida Governor’s press conferences on behalf of CFCW and fishing guides, and he testified at the Senate Committee Hearing during a critical moment in the fight against Senate Bill 2508 last year.

I’ve never been one to stand back and watch as the waters I enjoy suffer, and neither should anyone else. That’s why I’ve stood alongside Daniel and Chris in this fight since day one, but now I’m eager and excited to start on the Board with Captains For Clean Water and take my commitment to this movement even further.

Capt. C.A. Richardson

With Richardson’s new seat on the Board, he will have the opportunity to strengthen communications and relationships between the organization and outdoor brands as well as cultivate nation-wide support among outdoorsmen and women.

We are delighted to welcome Captain C.A. to our passionate board of directors. His extensive expertise and leadership in the outdoor industry will enrich our team and guide our organization toward new heights. We look forward to working closely with him as we wholeheartedly pursue our mission to restore and protect Florida’s water.”

Gene Nesbeda, Chairman, Captains For Clean Water

Captains For Clean Water is a Florida-based 501(c)3 grassroots nonprofit on a mission to restore and protect aquatic ecosystems for the use and enjoyment of all. Founded in 2016 by fishing guides, CFCW has united the outdoor industry, business community, and concerned citizens at the forefront of the fight for clean water — the lifeblood of Florida’s economy and $85.9 billion tourism industry. Learn more at or follow along on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.

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