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Kings Pay Park July 4th Event

Snooty's 66th Birthday Bash was an enormously fun day at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida. This year, besides having an education table at the event, Save the Manatee Club brought along "Hope," the giant inflatable manatee. Cora from the Club said, "There were a lot of families that took photos of their kids in front of the inflatable manatee. People LOVED it!" Many thanks to our volunteers (left side of table in photo) Tracy McAlpine and Norma Kuehler, to Cora Berchem, and to new volunteer, Katelyn Wright, for all your help. (Photo by Cora Berchem.)

We Need Volunteers!

You can help Save the Manatee Club by becoming a Club volunteer. SMC volunteers staff tables at manatee-related events, engage in speaking presentations, help out in the SMC offices, write letters and send e-mails on issues of concern to manatees, and report information to manatee researchers. You can make a difference for manatees!

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our Online Volunteer Application.

For those wishing to inquire about earning community service hours at the Club's office in Maitland, Florida, please do not fill out the Online Volunteer Application form. For eligibility and availability, contact Janice Nearing, the Club's Volunteer Activities Coordinator, at jnearing@savethemanatee.org or call 407-539-0990.

SMC Volunteer Aimee Krivan wears the volunteer t-shirt and cap.

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Cora Berchem and Aimee Krivan
with "Hope" the inflatable manatee


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. Upcoming Events .

July 24, 2014
Summer Reading Program
SMC manatee presentation
Maitland Public Library
Maitland, FL
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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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
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September 20, 2014
Fall Festival
College of Central Florida
Main Campus
Ocala, FL
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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September 20, 2014
International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy
Sign Up to Clean Up
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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.
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September 27, 2014
National Public Lands Day
Bill Frederick Park at
Turkey Lake
Orlando, FL
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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October 4, 2014
Blue Spring Water Festival Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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October 11 & 12, 2014
Patuxent River
Appreciation Days
The Calvert Marine Museum
Solomons, MD
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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October 19, 2014
Family Fun Day
J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR
Sanibel Island, FL
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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October 23-Nov. 2, 2014
Brevard County Fair
Wickham Park
Melbourne, FL
For hours and
more info, e-mail:

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

October 25, 2014
Annual Florida Bat Festival
Lubee Bat Conservancy
Gainesville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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November 15, 2014
Right Whale Festival
The Seawalk Pavilion
Jacksonville Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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December 13, 2014
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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