Grantor Opportunities

Support for Save the Manatee Club Conservation Staffing Needs
Save the Manatee Club (SMC) is actively seeking $60,000 in grant funding for the implementation of conservation staff coverage in Florida. Grants received for this project will cover wages and ancillary overhead costs, including expenditures for information technology logistics, travel, training, and other miscellaneous costs, of two part-time and non-exempt remote employees.

One position based in South Florida will handle issues in that region. The other position may be located in Central or North Florida. Current Conservation staff members are located in Leon and Volusia Counties. In order to provide better response to issues statewide, SMC seeks conservation staff coverage in South Florida to respond to such issues as Lake Okeechobee discharges and their effects on the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries, Everglades-related projects, and review of proposed development projects in the region that have potential manatee impacts. Placement of conservation staff in these areas of the state would reduce travel times and travel expenses currently experienced by existing staff and in situ placement of staff will allow for more in depth coverage of key issues in the region.

For more details, or to request a full proposal, interested grantors are encouraged to contact Dr. Katie Tripp, Director of Science & Conservation, at ktripp@savethemanatee.org.

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