Victory for Manatees

Title: Victory for Manatees

This is from the Save the Manatee September 2010 newsletter: article, with pictures, entitled “Three Sisters Springs Is Saved”

“Three Sisters Springs is safe from development. . . . The Three Sisters Springs property, which abuts two manatee sanctuaries, is now owned by the city of Crystal River and the South Florida Water Management District. The property will be managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service . . . and included as part of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. The agency plans to provide observation decks for manatee viewing, as well as other educational opportunities. . . .”

Save the Manatee Club offers other opportunities to manatee lovers, including manatee adoption and manatee gifts. Among the various animal gifts I have given my grandchildren, one was a manatee to Brandon. The family loves going to visit Arial at Homosassa Springs.

Three Sisters Springs provide one of the most important warm water refuges for endangered manatees on Florida’s west coast. To see the whole article go to:

http://www.savethemanatee.org/news_feature_three_sisters_7-10.html.

Manatee photo by Pat Rose

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. donna a
    Nov 23, 2010 @ 11:56:09

    It is wonderful to see a victory for the manatees…..It does my heart so much good to see something positive happening for these wonderful beings…it is so heartbreaking to know that animals are at the mercy of man…

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  2. Nancy Sadusky
    Nov 24, 2010 @ 13:47:24

    Barbara — Thank you so much for sharing the information about Three Sisters with your readers. We also appreciate the mention of the adoption and manatee gifts programs as ideas for holiday gifts. I can’t tell you how helpful it is to have people spread the word about manatees to their friends and families, and you have done it in such a nice way on your beautiful blog page.
    –Nancy Sadusky, Director of Online Communications, Save the Manatee Club

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  3. Holly Owen
    Nov 26, 2010 @ 13:44:05

    How timely that you post this. My daughter, Cheyanne (the zookeeper), will be participating in a manatee monitoring excursion in Crystal River next month. I will share this wonderful news with her. Thanks for the uplifting post.

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  4. barbarabockman
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 02:47:40

    Holly,
    Please send in a report of Cheyanne’s experience with the manatee monitoring excursion. I am hopeful that we can give them more protection this year than in the past.

    Reply

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