Manatee News


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Current Manatee News Features

Manatee Review Should Consider ALL the Facts
Read an op-ed by Katie Tripp, Director of Science and Conservation for Save the
Manatee Club

Will Manatees Be Taken Off the Endangered List?

Listen to Florida Matters on WUSF with a panel discussion featuring Patrick Rose,
Executive Director for Save the Manatee Club; attorney Christina Martin with the
Pacific Legal Foundation; and Craig Pittman, environmental reporter for the Tampa Bay Times.

U.S. Rep. Castor to FWS: Protect the Florida Manatee
Read the letter, which includes a quote from Patrick Rose, SMC Executive Director

Don't Weaken Manatee Protections
Read an editorial from the Tampa Bay Times

New Pressure For Manatees
Read an article in the Tampa Bay Times, featuring an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees May Lose Endangered Status
Read more in the Sun Sentinel, feauring an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatee To Lose Protection If Endangered Status Is Removed

Read an article in the Digital Journal, featuring an interview with Patrick Rose,
Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club

Groups Disagree On Manatee's Endangered Status
Read more in the News-Press, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
SMC's Executive Director

Tell The Fish And Wildlife Service To Stand By The Manatee
Please sign our petition!

Save the Manatee Club Launches Petition To Make Three Sisters Springs
A True Winter Manatee Sanctuary
Watch the video and sign the petition!

App Alert Designed To Help Manatees


Have You Seen This Manatee? Researchers Seek Large Mammal Possibly Headed for Alabama
Read more at AL.com. If you see a tagged manatee in the Port St. Joe or Apalachicola area,
possibly including Lake Wimico, please call the DISL's Manatees Sighting Network at 1-866-493-5803
or Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-FWCC

Michiganders Show Their Love For Manatees

Lawmakers Give Nod to Costa Rica's Manatee With Proposal
To Name It A National Marine Mammal

Read more at the Tico Times

At Springs, Punishment Comes With A Price Tag
Read an editorial on Three Sisters Springs in the Citrus County Chronicle,
including comments from Helen Spivey, Co-Chair of SMC's Board of Directors

Our Choice for Three Sisters: Sanctuary, or Spectacle?
Read an op-ed by Helen Spivey, Co-Chair of SMC's Board of Directors
in the Citrus County Chronicle

Beachgoers Rescue Stranded Florida Manatee
Read more and see video at WDAM
Many thanks to FWC rescue staff and all the volunteers who helped the stranded manatee!
To report an injured manatee, call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922), *FWC or #FWC on your
cellular phone or send a text message to Tip@MyFWC.com. You can also use
VHF Channel 16 on your marine radio.

Manatee Rescued From St. Pete Spillway
Read more and see video at TBO.com
Many thanks to Officer Courtney Zak, the FWC rescue staff and all the volunteers!

Manatee Mention On The Daily Show

Lee County Has Second Most Manatee Deaths Statewide
Read more at ABC-7

No Answers In Brevard Manatee Die-Off
Read more at WMFE

Sign the Floridians' Clean Water Declaration!

The Indian River Lagoon: An Estuary In Distress
Get more information and current lagoon news from
the St. Johns River River Water Management District

An Inspiring Legacy Of Success

Manatee Video: Highlights From The 2013 - 2014 Season

Manatee Sightings

Meet Howie: A Manatee Who Is Fearless And A Bit Of A Prankster

Photographer David Schrichte: Documenting The World Of Manatees

Meet Margarito: Named In Honor Of Jimmy Buffett's Hit Song

Stay Safe, Manatees! Club Offers Boaters Free Banners

FWC Manatee Decals Support Conservation
Read more at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission web site

Florida's Vanishing Springs
See a multimedia presentation from the Tampa Bay Times

Family-Friendly Sign Communicates
Important Manatee Message

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July 24, 2014
Summer Reading Program
SMC manatee presentation
Maitland Public Library
Maitland, FL
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
MDaniels@maitlandpl.org

August 3, 2014
River Kidz of St. Lucie &
Indian River County Rally
St. Lucie Locks
in Martin County
(Phipps Park Campground)
Stuart, FL
10:00 a.m. – Noon
For more info, emai:
ktlewey@att.net

September 20, 2014
Fall Festival
College of Central Florida
Main Campus
Ocala, FL
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
cooperr@cf.edu

September 20, 2014
International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy
Sign Up to Clean Up
Get more info>>

September 27, 2014
Indian River Lagoon
Science Festival
Museum Pointe Park
S. Hutchinson Island,
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
SMSeducation@si.edu

September 27, 2014
National Public Lands Day
Bill Frederick Park at
Turkey Lake
Orlando, FL
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
naomi.nelson@
cityoforlando.net


October 4, 2014
Blue Spring Water Festival Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 11 & 12, 2014
Patuxent River
Appreciation Days
The Calvert Marine Museum
Solomons, MD
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
mccormmj@co.cal.md.us

October 19, 2014
Family Fun Day
J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR
Sanibel Island, FL
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 23-Nov. 2, 2014
Brevard County Fair
Wickham Park
Melbourne, FL
For hours and
more info, e-mail:
mmorganstowell
@ufl.edu


October 25, 2014
Tomoka Fall Fest
Tomoka State Park
Ormond Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, e-mail: Aggie.Armstrong
@dep.state.fl.us


October 25, 2014
Annual Florida Bat Festival
Lubee Bat Conservancy
Gainesville, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

November 15, 2014
Right Whale Festival
The Seawalk Pavilion
Jacksonville Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

December 13, 2014
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
jnearing@
savethemanatee.org




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