Save the Date!
December 3, 2019
For the sixth year in a row, Save the Manatee Club will be turning #GivingTuesday into #GivingTEESDay – the biggest giving day of the year for manatees.
On GivingTuesday this year, we will focus on “Solutions” — both what we are doing to solve the challenges manatees face as well as what individuals and companies can do to help.
2019 has been a tough year for manatees, setting record high mortality numbers from collisions with watercraft in Florida and internationally. Add the plastic pollution issue to the equation and many manatees were in need of rescue and rehabilitation throughout the year.
Last year’s theme was based upon what a manatee dreams of, such as protected warm-water sanctuaries, clean water free of plastic, compassionate people who obey posted speed zones in waterways and watch out for manatees while enjoying boating. These dreams are based upon the challenges that manatees must deal with on a daily basis, and the ideas suggested presented an opportunity to continue the conversation. This year we will focus on solutions to these problems. Some solutions are big and some are small — but ALL solutions are helpful. If a million people do one small thing, it can have big results.
Through emails, social media posts, and livestreams throughout GivingTuesday, we want to both highlight our work and accomplishments and also engage the public for their solutions. This is the perfect opportunity to show people directly how their donations are making a difference in Save the Manatee Club’s work to protect manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations. We will showcase the programs and resources that the Club provides to solve the challenges — like providing free manatee awareness signs to shoreline property owners — and encourage people to be part of the solution. We will offer tangible suggestions, many of which are easy for an individual to do. It takes a team, and everyone is part of this team.