New Manatee Alert App Designed to Help Manatees

Published: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 06:13 PM.

Tripp is excited about the new app’s ability to help boaters help manatees.  “People from all over the world vacation in Florida and many recreate on Florida waters.  Public awareness and education to reach residents and visiting boaters are essential keys to manatee protection.”

The Florida boating community is encouraged to get the free Manatee Alert App as well as Save the Manatee Club’s free public awareness materials to help prevent manatee injuries, suffering, and death. 

Waterproof boating banners, dock signs for Florida shoreline property owners, boating decals, and waterway cards containing safe boating information, are available by contacting Save the Manatee Club via e-mail at education@savethemanatee.org, by regular mail at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or by calling toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). 

Manatee protection tips for boaters can also be found on the Club’s website at http://www.savethemanatee.org/boatertips.htm.

Go to http://bit.ly/15EYen6 to download the free Manatee Alert App.  Conserve.IO, based in Delray Beach, Florida, develops mobile applications for conservation organizations.  For more information, go to www.conserve.io.

Find out more information on endangered manatees and the Adopt-A-Manatee® program by visiting www.savethemanatee.org.

Save the Manatee Club, a Florida-based international nonprofit conservation and manatee welfare organization, was started in 1981 by U.S. Senator Bob Graham and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett so the general public could participate in conservation efforts to save the endangered manatee.  The Club is now one of the largest organizations in the world devoted to the protection of a single species.  Watch manatees in their natural habitat on the Club’s Blue Spring webcams at manatv.org.



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