Summer Fun Index

Counting the ways we enjoy clean water
Released by: Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Clean water is at the heart of what makes Florida the perfect place for summer fun all year-round. There’s nothing quite like boating in Tampa Bay or kayaking down the Hillsborough River to relax on a hot day. Florida’s waterways are vital to our quality of life. We should be doing everything we can to protect them.

As the summer draws to a close, Environment Florida Research & Policy Center’s Summer Fun Index provides a numerical snapshot of people engaging in water activities. And this year, we have a special reason to celebrate: on August 28th, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Water Rule went into effect—helping to ensure that all our waters are safe for swimming and fishing by restoring Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways across the country.