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    Virtual Swim with the Manatees

    Experience the Virtual Swim with the manatees online !

    Virtual Swim

  • 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

Three Sisters Springs Environmental Assessment now available

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce that the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the construction of proposed improvements and compatible public uses for the 57-acre Three Sisters Springs Unit of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge are now available. The EA was prepared in cooperation with the City of Crystal River and input from the local community.

Final Three Sisters Springs Environmental Assessment

CCP Scoping Meeting Presentation Available

Crystal River NWR hosted a public scoping meeting on October 26, 2017. If you did not get a chance to attend, please see our presentation on our Planning page. Make sure we receive your comments before December 1, 2017.

Comprehensive Conservation Planning

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, or boating.

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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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