Help Us Obtain Greater Enforcement Of Boat Speed Zones
Cuts in state and federal funding have resulted in fewer on-water law enforcement officers in critical areas of Florida. The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, created to safeguard manatees, is one such area.
Our immediate goal is to get more officers on the water during times of peak use, even if it means Save the Manatee Club pays for them. We are also increasing boater awareness with a poster featuring the message, “Navigate With Care, Manatees Are There.” And we will advocate to eliminate dangerous high speed areas. What You Can Do: By adding your information below, you will be sending an email to to Ken Salazar, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, and to Florida Governor Charlie Crist, asking them to immediately increase their on-water law enforcement presence throughout manatee habitat.
Please also consider making a donation to help safeguard manatees in Crystal River and other critical areas of Florida
Thank you for your help and support!
Save the Manatee Club, 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751