Capt. Benny Blanco | Mill Home Podcast – Episode 80
Benny Blanco is without doubt one of the nicest individuals you’ll ever meet, however his blood runs scorching below his pores and skin. In 2015, his life pivoted, turning into a religious conservationist after Florida Bay misplaced over fifty thousand acres of his favourite fishing grounds. These grass flats had been decimated by a major algae bloom brought on by poor water high quality and lack of recent water. Joined on the hip with Captains for Clear Water, Blanco has been hand in hand with fellow guides and anglers alike on the footsteps of Tallahassee demanding change. The decimation over time hasn’t simply been in Florida Bay however all through Florida (Indian River Lagoon, Mosquito Lagoon, Everglades Nationwide Park, Caloosahatchee River, and so on..). The principle perpetrator was the dearth of freshwater because it travels south by the Everglades. 2022 was a essential yr when a handed Invoice (2508) was on the desk of Governor DeSantis for a potential veto which was efficiently executed. These waning hours had been essential. Captains for Clear Water and Benny’s military had been known as upon, and the “Rally in Tally” was an influence play demanding to be heard, they usually had been.
Benny has been a sought-after fishing information for over 20 years. However his standard fishing present, “Guiding Circulation TV,” tells the conservation story from the poling platform of his skiff. Saving the Everglades is his most necessary work, and his voice has turn into one of the highly effective and revered in demanding the Florida Legislature clear up its act!