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January 23, 2015
Feb. 18 Floridians for Clean Water & Amendment 1 Rally

Now that thousands of people have signed the Floridians' Clean Water Declaration and millions of Florida voters said yes to Amendment 1 this past November, it's time to take our message directly to Tallahassee!   On February 18, Floridians' Clean Water Declaration and Amendment 1 activists will join forces for a "We Want Clean Water" rally on […]

July 8, 2014
Manatee’s Endangered Status Up For Review; May Affect Florida Habitat, Communities

July 3, 2014 By Matthew Stolpe, WFUS The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week it is reviewing the manatee’s status as an endangered species. According to ecologists and Florida residents, the decision may have consequences for more than just the mammal. Read more at

April 21, 2014
Lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup

By Aaron Deslatte and Tonya Alanez, Staff Writers 5:27 a.m. EDT, April 21, 2014   TALLAHASSEE— While paying for a cleanup, the Florida Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of Florida's lakes, rivers and springs. – Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring […]

February 25, 2014
Florida water issues may be put off until 2015

By Phil Ammann on February 23, 2014. SaintPetersBlog Even after two measures in the Florida Senate, and a 200-person rally Tuesday at the Historic Capitol, wetland advocates may have to wait for future legislative sessions before the state cleans up its natural springs, bays and streams. Although House Speaker Will Weatherford says he is “sensitive” […]

Activists head to Tallahassee to rally against releases

Feb 18, 2014 10:26 AM EST By Steve Campionb. WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral LEE COUNTY, FL – Water activists across Southwest Florida are ready to send a strong message. They boarded buses in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and other cities across the state to deliver a strong message to Tallahassee lawmakers: […]

July 23, 2013
Coral Camp Week 6

Week 6  The campers got to see a wild manatee swimming in the marina after our exciting trip to the Aquarium and then Mel Fisher’s Treasure Box!!

March 28, 2013
Will Manatees Soon Be Extinct?

by Jo Singer. Published March 26, 2013. Manatees are large slow-moving aquatic mammals distantly related to elephants. Florida manatees make their home in the state’s warm coastal waters and avoid waters less than 68 degrees. These gentle giants are also referred to as “sea cows” and are Florida’s State Marine mammals. In the warmer weather, […]

March 20, 2013
Today’s bogus plan on water rules won’t stop slime outbreaks

March 15, 2013 Earthjustice, Tampa, FL —  Florida’s waterways will be covered with more slimy algae outbreaks if a deeply flawed plan announced today between the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is allowed to go forward. The plan must be reviewed in federal court to ensure that it complies […]

January 9, 2013
Legal group challenges manatee’s endangered status

 Dec 15, 2012 Written by The Associated Press STUART, Fla. (AP) – A conservative legal group and some north Florida business owners are asking the federal government to strip the manatee of its endangered species status. Federal officials say they're considering doing just that, though relisting the manatee as only a threatened species would not […]

October 5, 2012
Manatees Reflect Quality of Health in Marine Ecosystems, Study Finds

By Tara Malinowski. October 2, 2012. A long-term study conducted by Mason researchers may be a benchmark in determining health threats to marine mammals. More than 10 years of research in Belize was conducted studying the behavioral ecology, life history and health of manatees, large marine mammals sometimes called sea cows, in an area relatively […]