This Valentines Day skip the chocolates and flowers. Show you really care about what matters most in life.

It is the simple things, the beauty of nature’s miracles that touch our souls, transform our everyday existence. Sharing the love helps us transcend beyond the limits set by the pandemic and these troubled times.

Honor your loved one with a special heartfelt gift.

For as little as $25, you can help rescue and rehabilitate a Manatee through the Adopt-A-Manatee® from Save the Manatee Club®.

Adoptions include a personalized certificate with a photo and biography of your chosen manatee, a membership handbook, and subscriptions to Save the Manatee Club’s newsletters, featuring updates on adoptable manatees and conservation news.

A manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostrus) swims along underwater in the springs of Crystal River, Florida

Save the Manatee Club co-founder and renowned singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett helped develop the Adopt-A-Manatee program in 1984 to raise awareness and funds for manatee protection. Many of the first adoptees are still alive and well, enjoying the warm Florida spring waters. The program has sustained manatee conservation and educated countless manatee lovers ever since.

“With a large portion of our conservation funds coming from the Adopt-A-Manatee program, each adoption truly makes a difference in the lives of imperiled manatees,” says Patrick Rose, Aquatic Biologist and Executive Director for Save the Manatee Club.

Be sure to order Adoption Certificate by January 31st  or sooner for a Valentine’ Day arrival. Visit

To learn about Manatees and the organization, go to or call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646)

Explore Crystal River, a favorite Manatee winter home in a recent featured post: Florida’s Crystal River & the Magical Manatee.