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    Virtual Swim with the Manatees

    Experience the Virtual Swim with the manatees online !

    Virtual Swim

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    Florida Manatee Recovery Plan

    The purpose of recovery is to focus on implementing, monitoring and addressing effectiveness of conservation to reduce threats.

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    The Florida Manatee

    This gentle giant is threatened largely because of alteration and destruction of coastal habitats by man.

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    Volunteers Needed !!

    Would you like to be apart of something great? Come volunteer for the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge!

    Volunteer Opportunities

Important Information

Draft Compatibility Determination and NEPA Documents Available for Review

The refuge is seeking comments on the proposed use of the Paradise Point Unit, also known as Schatz Island, by Save Crystal River, Inc. as an upland processing site for Lyngbya and detrital material removed from the surrounding waterways as part of their Kings Bay Restoration Project.

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2017-2018 Three Sisters Springs In-Water Management Protocol

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Click the link below, to see latest Protocol and Guidelines for Opening and Closing Three Sisters Springs. Photo credit: Broderick Jenkins

Protocol and Guidelines for Opening and Closing Three Sisters Springs 2017-2018

Mind Your Manatee Manners

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Observing from a distance is the best way to protect manatees and all wildlife. Watch manatee manners videos before swimming, diving, boating, photography or videography.

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Crystal River NWR Information Tear Sheet

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Refuge related Manatees information along with Kings bay maps and much more.

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Get Involved

Help Make A Difference!

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Support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by assisting in the conservation of our public lands and the protection of our natural wildlife resources and their habitat.

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About the Complex

Crystal River Complex

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Crystal River Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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