Raffle Table For This Month
Recipient: Save the Manatee
Save the Manatee Club was founded in 1981 by Bob Graham, former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator, and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. The Club was started with the mission to protect manatees and their habitat. Today, Save the Manatee Club is the world’s leading manatee conservation organization.
Manatees are Florida’s official state marine mammal. They are listed as endangered at the international level by the IUCN World Conservation Union. They are listed as threatened at the federal level by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and at the state level by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Their listing status is largely due to human activity. In order to recover the manatee population – or delist the species – our goals are:
- To protect ample healthy habitat to support a stable or growing manatee population
- To reduce manatee harassment, injuries and deaths from human activity
- To ensure that sufficient regulations have been adopted to accomplish these goals
As part of our mission to ‘Party with a Purpose’, each month we select an organization or beneficiary for the PHlocking Raffle Table. We count on YOU, our members in good standing, to make recommendations on recipients and coordinate the table. The Council is in need of individuals to sponsor the remaining 2019 monthly PHlocking Raffle Table. If you have an organization that you’d like to help, please send an email to the Keeper of the PHlock, Ray Wortley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.