From the beginning, we decided to be an American made brand, and we still are to this day. Over the years we have focused all of attention on producing recycled yarns. These yarns have become the basis of all of our fabric construction.
Environmental protection and preservation. Sun protection for you / recycling of plastics for our environment
The Herman Lucerne Memorial Foundation is dedicated to preserving, protecting, supporting, and enhancing the resources
that enable the rich angler experiences of the Everglades and Florida Bay for today and for the generations to come.
The opportunity for anglers of today and future generations to experience the unique and abundant environment of the Everglades and Florida Bay is under constant threat. The delicate ecosystems of the Everglades and Florida Bay, as well as the angler enabling infrastructure are critically vulnerable to the external forces of water resource management, National Park Service funding, and conflicted resource management planning/access issues.
The Herman Lucerne Memorial foundation devotes its time and resources to:
Establish the International Game Fish Association as the most widely recognized authority on game fish and angling-related matters in the world.
The IGFA is a nonprofit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices, through science, education, rule making record keeping and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling.
On average, billions of gallons of nutrient-laden fresh water flow into our lower estuaries via the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers every day. The concern to our estuaries is not just that these unnatural discharges contain pesticides, herbicides, fungicide, high nutrient loads and bacteria which have led to public health warnings; the volume of the fresh water alone is enough to disrupt our fragile marine ecosystems. The nutrients, and other pollutants, enter our waters through agricultural and urban areas in the center of the state, mostly north of Lake Okeechobee. Our state needs land in the Everglades Agricultural Area necessary to clean the Lake Okeechobee discharge water in an attempt to restore natural sheet flow to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. This will take large tracts of contiguous land for the construction of storm water treatment areas that will substantially reduce phosphorous and nitrogen levels in the water. Nutrient reduction is critical so we do not simply send our problem south. We have a long-term solution that is backed by science, yet politicians and certain interested agricultural corporations are busy finger-pointing and spending money pursuing half-measures and unsustainable so-called “solutions”. We have the opportunity to fix this recurring problem utilizing funds readily available through Amendment 1, but time is of the essence. We must take action now on the only viable long-term solution available – restoring the natural flow by purchasing land to treat and convey Lake Okeechobee water south. We who depend on the water for our income are losing faith as we watch our estuaries die before our eyes. The only way we will be able to sleep at night is to know that we are acting to implement a real, long-term solution.
To conserve and restore bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats through research, stewardship, education and advocacy. Through science-based approaches, BTT is working to protect and enhance healthy, functioning flats fisheries and habitats in the Western Hemisphere, and restore those in decline. This work is being done in collaboration with other institutions and governments. In the Florida Keys and South Florida, BTT is working to determine and address the causes of declining fish populations. BTT has defined a series of research steps that will lead to actionable knowledge to improve the Keys flats fishery. We will advocate for those actions that will protect and restore the fishery and habitats. BTT is working to improve regulations as necessary to ensure a healthy tarpon fishery throughout the Gulf of Mexico, Southeast United States and Caribbean.
Dock to Dish is an international network of small-scale fishermen, marine biologists and sustainable seafood advocates
working in teams from ports and harbors across North and Central America. We are collectively committed to making
local, traceable, low-impact wild seafood accessible to organized groups of cooperative members through our unique
community and restaurant supported fishery programs.
Over the past seven years we have worked on the coastal frontiers of the local food movement, creating new alternatives to old industrialized seafood supply chains in cities and towns spanning from New York and California to Canada and Costa Rica. Across this broad spectrum, our place-based sourcing initiatives have blazed new trails toward the restoration of transparency and sustainability in ocean-driven cuisine and the wild seafood marketplace at large.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island is a private, non-sectarian, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
The Billfish Foundation (TBF) was founded in 1986 with a mission of conserving billfish worldwide by the late Winthrop P. Rockefeller along with Dr. Eric Prince and a group of fifty founding members. TBF’s keystone program, the traditional tagging program, was begun in 1990. Today, it has grown to be the largest international billfish tagging program in the world. TBF’s initial focus was on research and educational programs. In 1990, TBF’s focus was expanded to include advocacy for responsible fisheries management, recognizing that influencing decision makers with sound science was a crucial step in successful billfish conservation.