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Current Issues

Deadline Extended: Take Action Before December 18th To Stop Manatees Being Harassed At Three Sisters Springs And Make It A True Winter Sanctuary
Recognizing the well-documented fact that manatees have been prevented from entering into and driven out of their preferred warm water winter habitat at Three Sisters Springs in Citrus County, Florida, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has released a revised Draft Environmental Assessment for Three Sisters Springs. Please send your comments to before December 18th and support Alternative B - Manatee Viewing from Land Only, to make Three Sisters a less than 1-acre critical winter habitat for endangered manatees. Remember that 600 acres of Kings Bay will remain open for in-water viewing opportunities. Get more info>>

Status Change Would Put Manatees At Grave Risk
Last September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded the public comment period as part of their updated 5-year status review for the West Indian manatee. Read a message from Patrick Rose, Save the Manatee Club Executive Director. Go>>

Demand Clean Water For Wildlife & People
The Floridians' Clean Water Declaration is a positive vision to inspire people to work together to create a new water ethic, find solutions to Florida's water quality and quantity problems and send a clear message to our water managers that the people of Florida demand clean water. Please sign the declaration>>

Indian River Lagoon Update
Get information and current lagoon news from the St. Johns River River Water Management District

Urge Governor Scott To Lead The Way In Safeguarding Florida's Aquatic Environment
Please send a quick online message asking Florida Governor Rick Scott to lead the way in safeguarding Florida's aquatic environment for manatees and other wildlife and for people, too. Go>>

Amendment 1: Florida's Land and Water Legacy
Florida voters approved Amendment 1, which will provide funding to help protect rivers, lakes, and springs without any increase in taxes. Save the Manatee Club is part of a coalition of individual volunteers and conservation organizations from across the state who worked to put The Water and Land Conservation Amendment on the ballot in Florida. Get more information on the Amendment 1 Campaign and how you can get involved in protecting Florida’s water and land and leaving a true legacy for future generations.

Other Ways to Help Manatees

Sign the Endangered Species Act Legacy Pledge!
You can help protect the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a safety net for our nation's wildlife, fish and plants on the brink of extinction. For over 30 years, the ESA has provided critical protections for endangered species and the places where they live. Please sign the Endangered Species Act Legacy Pledge (SMC is a member of the Endangered Species Coalition) and show your support. When various threats arise to the Endangered Species Act in the form of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives or the Senate or negative administrative actions, the conservation community will be able to take the list of pledge supporters to Members of Congress and let them know that their constituents support strong protections for our nation’s endangered fish, plants and wildlife. Go>>

Join the Manatee Sighting Network

Have you seen a manatee in the wild lately? If you live along a river, estuary, canal or coastal area in Florida, you can help provide valuable information to researchers who are tracking manatees. When you spot a manatee, just fill out our simple one-page form>>

Register To Vote!
Being an advocate means taking an active part in government. The best way you can do this is register to vote. You can do this online by going to the League of Women Voters or Rock the Vote web sites. It's easy!

Write a Letter to Your Local Paper
Writing letters to your local newspaper is a very powerful and effective way to voice your position on manatee issues within your community. See a sample letter and get some helpful tips. Go>>

More Things You Can Do to Help Manatees>>

Action Tips for Kids>>

Thanks for your help and support!

Stop Manatee Harassment
Send comments by December 18th

Demand Clean Water for Wildlife & People
Sign the Clean Water Declaration

Urge Governor Scott To Safeguard Florida's Aquatic Environment
Send an online letter

Florida's Land
and Water Legacy