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Take Action for Manatees Before September 4th!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has released a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) containing several proposed alternatives to address out-of-control human overcrowding and manatee harassment at the small 1.5 acre Three Sisters Springs in Citrus County, Florida. Keep in mind that there are nearly 600 acres and many other places in Kings Bay for swimmers and divers. Please take a couple of minutes before September 4th and tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service you support Alternative B - Manatee Viewing from Land Only to make Three Sisters a true winter sanctuary. 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
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>>
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
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
You Can Do to Help Manatees>>
Tips for Kids>>
Thanks for your help and support!