Awards and Recognition

  • 2017 WKMG's Getting Results Award, presented to Wayne Hartley, Save the Manatee Club's Manatee Specialist

  • 2015 Awesome Application Awards Special Category Prize with Axis Video for the Manatee Webcams at Blue Spring State Park

  • 2015 Best of Category in Calendars, 2015 Florida Print Awards, for Save the Manatee Club's 2015 Calendar.
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  • 2011 Regional Director's Conservation Awards from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast Region, to Patrick Rose and Helen Spivey for the Three Sisters Land Acquisition Project

  • 2007 Certificate of Appreciation, Wyland Foundation

  • 2006 Certificate of Appreciation, Wyland Foundation

  • 2004 Outstanding Contributions to Sirenian Conservation
    Awarded to Patti Thompson, International Sirenian Workshop,
    15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals

  • 1999 Public Group Award, American Planning Association

  • 1997 Environmental Public Service Award, Keep Florida Beautiful, Inc.

  • 1997 Certificate of Environmental Achievement, Renew America Foundation

  • 1996 Environmental Activism Award, Discover Diving Magazine

  • 1996 Exceptional Contributions Award, Florida State Parks

  • 1996 A resolution commending the Club and renewing the state’s commitment to the protection of manatees was passed unanimously in the Florida House of Representatives.

  • 1995 National Conservation Achievement Award, Special Achievement, presented to Patrick Rose from the National Wildlife Federation

  • 1995 Outstanding Achievement Award, Renewable Natural Resources Foundation

  • 1994 "A+" Rating for SMC’s Adopt-A-Manatee Program, The Chicago Tribune

  • 1994 Award of Recognition, presented to Patrick Rose, First International Manatee and Dugong Research Conference

  • 1992 Wildlife Conservation Award, Renew America Foundation

  • 1992 Take Pride in Florida Award

  • 1992 Outstanding Contribution Award, Take Pride in America Program

  • 1991 Special Tribute Award, Animal Protection Institute

  • 1991 Take Pride in Florida Award

  • 1988 Walt Disney World Community Service Award

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