We the undersigned need to protect our Manatees from being hurt by boat propellers, ropes and anchors. As you know Mariners Key wants to put 17 boat slip right in the Manatees water path along the Intercoastal. These Manatees have been traveling the same path for the last 20 years or more.
Manatees are protected under two federal laws; the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973 and the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. The Florida legislature also passed the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act in 1978, allowing the state to establish and enforce boating restrictions in important manatee habitats. The responsibility for administering these laws lies with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
I want to Thank You for taking the time to read this petition, by signing this petition you are saying that you want to protect our Manatees and not put the boat slip in their pathway so, the Manatee will have an open pathway to survival and to our canal. Thank you