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Current Issues

Support The Bill To Ban Fracking In Florida!
Florida Residents: Fracking is an extreme oil and gas drilling practice that threatens our air and drinking water. Right now, there are bills to ban fracking in the Florida state legislature. Please take a moment send a quick message to your Florida state legislators, urging them to support and co-sponsor bills to ban fracking. Go>>

Tell Your Senators To Be Clean Water Champions
Florida Residents: Make sure the Clean Water Act once again protects every one of Florida's waterways -- including the streams that help provide drinking water to nearly 2 million Floridians and habitat for wildlife. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed rule would restore those protections to thousands of waterways across the country, including 15,000 miles of streams here in Florida. Please take a couple of minutes to send a message to Florida's U.S. Senators, urging them to move forward on clean water —- not backward. Go>>

Status Change Would Put Manatees At Grave Risk

On September 2nd, 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>>

Give Manatees Sanctuary
Endangered manatees travel to the warm springs of Kings Bay, in Florida’s Citrus County, to survive the cold winters. Upon their arrival, they are rebuffed by thousands of humans whose careless behaviors deny them access to or chase them from these critically important warm-water refuges. Please watch our video and sign a petition urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make Three Sisters Springs a true winter sanctuary for manatees. 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>>

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>>


Florida Voters Approve Amendment 1!
On November 4th, 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 November 2014 ballot in Florida. Thank you to everyone who made the decision to protect Florida’s water and land and leave a true legacy for future generations. Thank you for helping to protect manatee habitat!

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!

Give Manatees Sanctuary
Watch a video and
sign a petition

Support the Bill to Ban Fracking in Florida
Send an online letter

Tell Your Senators To Be Clean Water Champions
Send an online letter

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

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