Soirée for Seagrass Friday, November 10, 2023 Friends of Manatee Lagoon hosted a beautiful event on the waterfront of Manatee Lagoon for 250 sponsors, donors and supporters. Guests were delighted halfway through the evening event when 150 drones were launched over the waterfront creating a spectacular musical show. The show [...]
Global building materials company Cemex USA, unveiled a $7M cement unloader acquired for the company's operations at Port of Palm Beach, and dedicated it to Friends of Manatee Lagoon. The 225-ton, 70-foot-tall cement unloader was wrapped in beautiful and inspiring mural of manatees in their habitat. Friends of Manatee Lagoon [...]
Friends of Manatee Lagoon hosted more than 200 guests and raised more than $176,000 for vital seagrass restoration projects at its sold-out "Soirée for Seagrass" event on Saturday, November 12 at Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®. Guests enjoyed seagrass spritzers , a silent auction, photos with Mia the [...]
Thank you to the volunteers and supporters of SIP, SHOP & SHARE, held at Lilly Pulitzer's Palm Beach Gardens and Worth Avenue locations. We received 10% of the event sales, which helps fund environmental exhibits, educational programs, and critical research projects that inform the community about the challenges manatees encounter [...]
In partnership with the Angari Foundation, Friends of Manatee Lagoon volunteers deployed brightly colored eco-friendly drift cards from the decks of Manatee Lagoon. This effort studies water currents to determine where trash is going and building up around Florida waterways. Sending a special THANK YOU to all the "citizen scientists" [...]
In partnership with the Everglades Foundation, Friends of Manatee Lagoon hosted the “Women in Conservation” panel discussion at Manatee Lagoon, where leading conservation experts spoke about environmental challenges in Florida. A special thank you to Florida Power & Light's Meredith Rollo for serving as moderator, and panelists Jennifer Diaz with [...]
LIVE AT THE LAGOON guests enjoyed a magical evening of music, manatees, signature "Manatee Mojitos," cocktails, appetizers, raffle prizes, and a presentation by our special guest Jessica Harvey with Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. A special thank you to WPTV Anchor Jay Cashmere who served as master of ceremonies.
Manatee Lagoon was one of nine locations for the annual Lake Worth Lagoon Drift Card Study. Friends of Manatee Lagoon volunteers partnered with the ANGARI Foundation for this citizen science program that uses a series of coordinated releases of small eco-friendly wooden drift cards to study the motion of water [...]