Press Releases

Participants begin the Michigan 5K at Lake St Clair Metropark in Harrison Township, Michigan. Photo courtesy Cora Berchem, SMC.

Michigan’s 20th Annual Save the Manatee 5K Returns In Person This Year on October 7. Here’s What to Expect.

After a three-year virtual-only event, Michigan’s 20th Annual Save the Manatee 5K returns in person this year on October 7, 2023.

An orphan manatee calf named Pompeyo being fed a milk replacement formula through a bottle.

Save the Manatee Club celebrates Labor Day and International Manatee Day by raising awareness locally and globally

Save the Manatee Club is encouraging people to help manatees at home and abroad as they celebrate Labor Day and International Manatee Day.

An inner tube full of small plastic glitter after it's failed, carefully held to prevent the contents from spilling out onto the boardwalk at Blue Spring State Park.

Glitter-Filled Flotation Devices Are No Fun For The Environment

A trendy line of plastic flotation devices with glitter inside poses a threat to Florida’s waterways and the animals that inhabit them.

The Fertilizer-Free For Manatees logo, which features a white silhouette of a manatee over the text "Fertilizer-Free For Manatees"

Starting June 1, Remember To Go “Fertilizer-Free For Manatees”

The campaign urges Florida residents to pledge to be fertilizer-free and reduce or eliminate their contributions to nutrient pollution in Florida’s waterways.

A regulatory signed with an orange circle in the middle and the text, "Manatee Zone, Slow Speed, Minimum Wake" to indicate the boating speed requirement in the area.

National Safe Boating Week Is A Perfect Reminder To Be Manatee-Safe On The Water

National Safe Boating Week, an annual campaign encouraging boaters to be responsible on the water, kicks off this year on May 20, 2023.

A photo of the Mother's Day Charm, which features a manatee-shaped charm, a heart-shaped charm with "Save the Manatee" written in script, attached to a claw-style clasp.

Her Pride And Joy: Adopt-A-Manatee® This Mother’s Day

Looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift? Adopt-A-Manatee® and mom will receive a personalized adoption certificate and a biography of a real-life manatee.

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Celebrate Manatee Appreciation Day On March 29

March 29 is Manatee Appreciation Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of manatees and promoting their conservation.

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March Is Seagrass Awareness Month

Declining seagrass communities have directly contributed to unprecedented numbers of manatee mortalities in Florida, but there is hope for restoration.

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Manatee Rescue And Rehabilitation Partnership Returns A Record 12 Manatees To Natural Habitat In A Single Day

The Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership announced it has successfully released an unprecedented twelve manatees back to their natural habitat in a single day.

A Valentine's card features a blue heart and vines with a banner that says, "Grow manatee love" across the heart.

For A Unique Valentine’s Day Gift, Adopt-A-Manatee® For Your Loved One

Make this Valentine’s Day special for the people you love by adopting them a real living manatee from Save the Manatee Club!