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Urge Governor Scott To Lead The Way
In Safeguarding Florida's Aquatic Environment
Sadly, 2013 has become the deadliest year ever for Florida's endangered manatees. In total, 777 manatees have died so far this year from January 1st through November 15th, making it the largest annual manatee die-off in Florida since record-keeping began. 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>>
Help Protect Manatee Habitat
Please take a moment to show your opposition
to a project that will not only threaten the future of Silver Springs
but all other springs in Florida by the precedent it would set.
2013 Wish List For Manatees
We have several exciting projects for 2013. We need funding to rescue
endangered West African manatees. We also want to provide education and
outreach in Cuba, Brazil, Jamaica, and Belize. We would love your help
in making these plans come to life. Go>>
Florida's Water And Land Legacy Campaign
Save the Manatee Club is part of a coalition of individual volunteers
and conservation organizations from across the state working to put the
Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment on the November 2014
ballot. The measure will not increase taxes, nor will it increase state
spending. It simply allocates a portion of the existing documentary
stamp tax – which is paid when real estate is sold and has been
collected since the early 1900s – to water and land conservation,
management and restoration. Get
more information and find out what you can do to help!>>
Protect Florida Springs Now
Florida’s amazing, unique springs -- some of which offer winter
warm-water habitat for endangered manatees -- have declined in both
water quality and flow. A case in point is the world famous Silver
Springs. The spring is threatened by a consumptive use permit
application for Adena Springs Ranch for over 13 million gallons of
water per day to be pumped from Silver Springs’ springshed, mainly to
raise feed for cattle. Please send a quick message to decision makers,
asking them to deny the permit. Go>>
SunWest Project Denied in Pasco County
Good news! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied the Sunwest
project, ensuring that manatees and their habitat will be protected.
Thanks to all our supporters who took action on this issue! For more
details, click here or on the link above to check out
the story in the Tampa Bay Times.
Manatee Boat Speed Zones In Flagler Take Effect May 1
Read an article featuring an interview with
SMC's Katie Tripp
in the Daytona Beach News Journal
Three Sisters Is Saved!It’s been a long time coming, but it looks
like Three Sisters Springs has finally been saved. Read an incredible
story of how disparate forces came together to make a difference for
manatees and for future generations. Go>>
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!