Come to the Aid of Manatees and the Indian River Lagoon -- Sign Our Letter


The Issue:

Fueled by high levels of nutrient pollution over many decades, the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary (IRL) has suffered a series of harmful algal blooms, leading to massive losses in seagrass coverage. During the 2020-2021 winter season, there was very little seagrass or vegetation for imperiled manatees to eat in the immediate vicinity of warm water locations along the IRL, and many manatees suffered and died from malnutrition. We need to make sure this never happens again.


What You Can Do:


Please take a couple of minutes and urge President Biden and your U.S. senators and representative to come to the aid of manatees and the Indian River Lagoon. This will ensure that our aquatic ecosystems are nursed back to health and will benefit manatees and other wildlife, people, and Florida's economy.

Recipients

  • President Joseph 'Joe' R. Biden
  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative

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Message

Please help imperiled manatees and the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary.

Dear [Decision Maker],

Please come to the aid of manatees and the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary (IRL) in Florida by allocating more resources to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and directing them to investigate the situation in the IRL and develop contingency plans to avoid future mortality events.

Thank you for your consideration.