Volunteers Needed to Help Manatees and Seagrass

Published on Friday, July 16, 2021

Volunteers Needed to Help Manatees and Seagrass

Volunteers Needed to Help Manatees and Seagrass!

Did you know manatees are being sighted with increasing frequency in Northwest Florida? We are looking for volunteers to help us get the word out to other area residents and visitors, especially boaters and those who spend time along our coastal and inland waterways. Primary volunteer tasks include speaking to boaters at ramps and marinas; speaking to anglers at fishing piers and docks; and distributing outreach materials to visitors centers, property managers, and other outlets to promote the NEW NWFL resource: http://www.panhandlemanatee.org/ 

We invite you to watch a Recorded Virtual Training Session to learn more about the project, review duties and expectations, be able to share info on manatees, and answer questions from the public. Training Session lasts approx an hour. 

Volunteers are asked to commit to at least 2 shifts (~3 hr each) per month to the project, which runs July - September. T-shirts, visors, and face masks are provided to trained volunteers.

Please let us know if you decide to participate & watch the Recorded Training Sessions by emailing or completing sign-up form. After watching the training video, please note the following additional information and resources:

Open to anyone 16 years or older; under 18 need a waiver signed by parent or guardian. For in-person activities, participants that are not fully vaccinated are expected to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

 

For more information, please contact panhandlemanatee.org@gmail.com or complete the sign-up form.

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