everyone--there are lots of things that YOU can do to help manatees! It
doesn't matter whether you live in Florida or outside the state. Here
are a few ideas from Nancy Sadusky of Save the Manatee Club:
Write a letter to Florida's Governor and tell him that
you support strong manatee protection in Florida. This will help to show
policy makers just how important manatees are. You can write, type, phone,
fax, or e-mail. It doesn't matter whether you live in Florida or not.
ANY type of letter, e-mail or call helps!
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 488-4441, Fax: (850) 487-0801
E-mail Governor Bush: firstname.lastname@example.org
voice be heard
Photo Credit: FWC
Write a your U.S. senator and representative too!
(if you live in Florida, you can also write to your state senator and
representative). Tell them how important manatees are to you, and ask
them to support protection for manatees and their habitat.
Do I Write To?
To get the name and address of your U.S. senator and representative,
you can call (800) 688-9889. Or you can get their name, contact information
and their environmental voting record by visiting:
To find out the name
of your Florida state senator, you can call the Florida Senate President's
Office at (850) 487-5229 or the Florida Senate Secretary's Office at (850)
487-5270. To find out the name of your Florida state representative, you
can call the Florida State Representative Clerk's Office at (850) 488-1157.
You can also get this information by visiting the:
E-mail action Network
This is our grassroots effort to inform local, state, and federal
decision-makers about manatee protection issues and how we feel about
them. If you're interested in participating, just e-mail SMC. Send your
e-mail address to: email@example.com
and specify "Email Action Alert Team" in the subject box.
You can also become a Save the Manatee Club volunteer, no matter where
you live. SMC has volunteers both in and outside of Florida. We even have
members living outside the U.S.! For more information on volunteering
for SMC, send your regular mailing address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: You must be an SMC member to volunteer.
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