Save the Manatee Club, Inc.

Save the Manatee Club (SMC) was founded in 1981 by former Florida Governor Bob Graham and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. The Club was started so the public could participate in conservation efforts to save endangered manatees from extinction. Today, SMC is recognized as the world's leading manatee conservation program. Our primary source of funding is the Adopt-A-Manatee program, which began in 1984. We have approximately 40,000 current members in Florida, across the U.S. and internationally. We encourage member participation in a variety of ways: letter-writing campaigns, volunteer speaker's bureau, staff festivals and event display booths, manatee sighting network, and attending community meetings as advocates. Club program categories include: public awareness, education, volunteer activities, international efforts, research, rescue and rehabilitation, and conservation and advocacy.

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500 N Maitland Ave
Maitland, FL 32751