Florida’s Manatees and Fish need your help today!

Help us Stop the Seagrass Mitigation Bill – Contact our Florida legislature now!   

Senate bill 198 allows developers to destroy the states’ currently protected seagrass beds by buying mitigation credits to re-plant the seagrass elsewhere. However, there’s little scientific evidence seagrass mitigation works and we’ve already lost over 46,000 acres due to human impact.

  • The Seagrass Mitigation bill is still in sub-committees, we want to make sure it’s never considered.
  • A record 1100 manatees died in 2021 mainly due to starvation, whose primary food source is seagrass.
  • The loss of seagrass beds can de-stabilize the sea bottom, and remove the food, shelter and essential nursery areas our fisheries depend upon.

Help us protect this vital natural resource of Florida!

Contact the Florida State Legislature

Representative James Vernon “Jim” Mooney, Jr. for related House Bill 349; jim.mooney@myfloridahouse.gov
(850) 717-5120

Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez:
rodriguez.anamaria.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5039

Committee on Community Affairs members who are now reviewing the bill:

Senator Jennifer Bradley
Bradley.jennifer.web@flsenate.gov
(850-487-5167)

Senator Ileana Garcia
garcia.ileana.web@flsenate.gov
(305-442-6841)

Senator Dennis Baxley
Baxley.dennis.web@flsenate.gov
(352-750-3133)

Senator Jason Brodeur
Brodeur.jason.web@flsenate.gov
(407-333-1802)

Senator Janet Cruz
Cruz.janet.web@flsenate.gov
(813-348-1017)

Senator Gary Farmer
Farmer.gary.web@flsenate.gov
(954-467-4227)

Senator Ed Hooper
Hooper.ed.web@flsenate.gov
(727-771-2102)

Senator Travis Hutson
Hutson.travis.web@flsenate.gov
(386-446-7610)

Senator Tina Scott Polsky
Polsky.tina.web@flsenate.gov
(561-443-8170)

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Photo taken by Last Stand member:
Lynne Bentley-Kemp

Photo taken by Last Stand member:
Lynne Bentley-Kemp

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