We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and accomplished board with a wide range of expertise. Together, they’re helping Bullsugar.org stop the discharges.
Sandy moved to Islamorada full time and was a frequent guest on the Walker’s Cay Chronicles, The Reel Guys, and Andy Mill’s Sportsman’s Adventures.
After attending a saltwater fly-fishing seminar in the Everglades, Sandy invited his friends to join in teaching at a school he would base in Islamorada. The Florida Keys Fly Fishing School had its first class in 1989 and recently reached its 30-year mark for world class instruction. The school eventually led to opening the premiere saltwater fly shop in Islamorada, Florida Keys Outfitters.
Sandy was past president of the Everglades Protection Association and served on the East Everglades/Everglades National Park Advisory Board at the appointment of Governor Bob Graham. He is a founding member of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, and past Chairman of The Don Hawley Foundation (Guides Trust Foundation). In 2018, Sandy was awarded the Fly Fisherman Magazine – Sage Conservationist of the Year and presented with The Orvis Company Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with the Now or Neverglades Movement. He is on the Board of Directors for The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Bullsugar.org
As a former environmental land planner with the Lee County Department of Community Development and Lee County Commissioner (1988-2012) he remains a strong advocate for providing a balance between management of growth and responsible stewardship of our precious natural resources.
During his tenure on the Board of Lee County Commission, Commissioner Judah championed the designation of the 96,000 acre Density Reduction Groundwater Resource Area of Southwest Florida, co-founded the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Land Trust, and spearheaded the effort to establish the Conservation 2020 program to protect our critical water resources, open space and wildlife habitat. He assumed a leadership role in the efforts to protect the Caloosahatchee and coastal estuaries by advocating for restoration of the historic southern flow-way to the Everglades and responsible management of Lake Okeechobee. He provided key contributions to the expansion of Southwest Florida International Airport and building of infrastructure including a myriad of roads, parks, utilities and libraries, championed the comprehensive Lee County Solid Waste Management Program including the Waste-to-Energy Facility that provides electrical power to over 40,000 homes and Recycling Program that exceeds the State minimum requirement of 30% waste volume reduction. He also served as liaison with federal, state, and local agencies of officials on issues pertaining to natural resource issues and throughout his career he has written articles, commentaries, and spoke on behalf of land and water issues affecting Southwest Florida.
They say you are known by the company you keep.