Programs: Education and outreach: work to educate the general public, special interest groups and students through a variety of programs and materials designed to provide information on manatees and their habitat.
membership services: provides the committed constituency for the membership base needed by the club to achieve its manatee protection and preservation objectives.
conservation: acquisition of data, including the sponsoring of research, upon which to base policies and decisions of the club and other entities, including various levels of government.
manatee merchandise: educational and promotional items designed to communicate the club's message concerning its activities in protecting and preserving the endangered manatee.
Eleven years ago I came up with an idea to host a 5K run that would raise money for manatees. Although I live in Michigan, the Save the Manatee Club has been encouraging and supportive during my event. I have had the opportunity to visit the Club numerous times and I was amazed to see such a small staff, doing tremendous amounts of work with limited funds. Many paid employees donate personal time to support manatee causes and volunteers are always welcomed, needed and appreciated. Money raised is used directly for manatee legislation and education, rescue, and rehabilitation. I know the money I raise and donate makes a difference. I can't say enough about the Club! I look forward to continuing my volunteering experience and highly recommend the Save the Manatee Club!