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Save the Manatee Club
Sign Up To Cleanup This Summer!

Margarito the manatee lost his left flipper because of fishing line entanglement.
Margarito the manatee lost his left flipper after it became entangled in monofilament fishing line.

Dear Friend,

Debris in the waterway, such as discarded fishing line and hooks, plastic six-pack holders, and plastic bags, is dangerous to manatees and other wildlife. To help counteract this problem, Save the Manatee Club is partnering with Central Florida RECON on several area cleanups this summer. We could use your help! Please check out the scheduled cleanup events below and join us if you can spare a few hours. 

  • Saturday, June 30th, Lake Formosa Cleanup, 9:00 a.m., 610 N. Lake Formosa Dr, Orlando, FL 32803-1421
  • Sunday, July 15th, Lake Holden Community Cleanup, 9:00 a.m., 3511 MacArthur Dr., Orlando, FL 32806
  • Sunday, July 22nd, Lake Ivanhoe Cleanup,  9:00 a.m., 1199 N. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804-6407
  • Saturday, July 28th, Lake Killarney Cleanup, 9:00 a.m., 2500 Lee Rd, Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Sunday, August 5th, in collaboration with Blue Spring State Park, Blue Spring Cleanup in Honor of Mr. Baby, 8:30 a.m., Blue Spring State Park, 2100 W. French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763


For additional events and to get more information and sign up, please check our Facebook page. If you have any questions, please email Cora Berchem at

We hope to see you there! Thank you for your help in keeping the waterways clean for manatees, other wildlife, and people!


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