Trash and debris is a huge problem for manatees and other wildlife. Many manatees ingest trash which can harm or even kill them. One of the sad examples is manatee Una’s son “Misterbaby”, who succumbed to ingestion of trash just 6 months after he was released into the wild. Una is a Blue Spring manatee, so let’s help her and her friends and clean up some trash!
Join us on Saturday July 13th, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at Blue Spring State Park. We will meet on the lawn in front of the Thursby House by the lower parking lot. You can signup at our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/686027341852567/.
This is a CleanUp event in collaboration with Volusia County, Blue Spring State Park and Central FL Recon. You can help on land, by snorkeling, or by kayak, however the most trash will be found on land (any trash from land can easily blow into the water and become a problem for manatees!)
We will provide buckets, gloves and trashpickers, but feel free to bring your own.
Learn about manatee habitat, diet, anatomy, reproduction, and threats to the species, as well as the role Save the Manatee Club plays in conservation and what the public can do to help. Free and open to the public.
Save the Manatee Club is collaborating with Keep Brevard Beautiful on a beach cleanup! Trash in our environment is a big problem for manatees and other wildlife. Manatees can ingest trash or get entangled in it, which can lead to injuries or even death. Any piece of trash on land can easily blow into the water and become a hazard for manatees. During the summer months, manatees can be found in shallow coastal areas and can sometimes even be observed from the beach, so we want to help them and clean up!
We’ll meet on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 8 a.m. at Lori Wilson Park in 1500 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Parking is available and supplies (buckets, gloves, trash pickers) will be provided. This is a family-friendly event, and everyone is welcome!