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Manatee Lagoon’s Mia gives her ‘Stamp of Approval’ for the United States Postal Service’s new manatee postage stamp

March 21, 2024

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Manatee Lagoon’s Mia gives her ‘Stamp of Approval’ for the United States Postal Service’s new manatee postage stamp 

Join us at Manatee Lagoon as the United States Postal Service launches its newest postage stamp on Manatee Appreciation Day.

 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center is thrilled to collaborate with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to celebrate the release of its new “Save Manatees” stamp. Scheduled for March 27, the launch coincides with Manatee Appreciation Day, a day set aside to raise awareness for the need to protect our beloved marine mammals. 

 

“We hope this stamp inspires the community to take action to protect our Florida manatees,” Zack Greenberg, manager of Manatee Lagoon said. “Our mission is to raise awareness of the need for conservation efforts and showcase how sustainability efforts are crucial for our future generations.”

 

During the launch party, guests will be asked to write a letter to a friend or loved one on a manatee postcard that will be provided. Additionally, USPS manatee stamps will be available for purchase at the Manatee Lagoon giftshop while supplies last. 

 

“Mia’s Map” will also be on display for guests to mark, using an envelope sticker, the end location of their postcard to help visualize the stamps spreading awareness of manatees across the nation. 

 

Event Details: 

  • Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
  • Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Location: Manatee Lagoon, 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 
  • Interviews available: USPS representative and/or Manatee Lagoon manager
  • Visual opportunities: 
    • Brief remarks from representatives with USPS and Manatee Lagoon 
    • USPS will gift Manatee Lagoon an oversized commemorative stamp
    • Guests sending a message on a manatee postcard, using the new stamp as postage
    • Mia, our Manatee Mascot, will be available for photo opportunities

 

Manatee Lagoon is a popular community destination and an ideal place for visitors to learn about the Florida manatee. Visit our website to find out more information about our free education programs at www.VisitManateeLagoon.com    

 

About Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®  

Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center® is a free Palm Beach County educational attraction with a dedicated area to view manatees up close. The 16,000-square-foot center features engaging, hands-on exhibits for visitors to learn all about the unique creatures as well as the natural wonders of the surrounding Lake Worth Lagoon. During the colder winter months, the facility’s observation deck is the ideal spot to view manatees basking in the clean, warm-water outflows from Florida Power & Light Company’s adjacent Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center. Manatee Lagoon also offers digital resources and educational virtual content for manatee fans near and far on its website: VisitManateeLagoon.com.  

  

The center is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for major holidays, through manatee season, which runs Nov. 15 through on March 31, 2024. Manatee Lagoon is open the rest of the year Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

    

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