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Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

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Three Sisters Springs


The purpose of the Manatee Watch Program is to provide trained volunteers to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. These volunteers will be the public face of the Refuge. They will educate the public about the rules and regulations that pertain to manatee viewing in Kings Bay, and provide information to the public about manatees and manatee protection.


  • Greet visitors
  • Answer visitors’ questions about manatees, birds and other wildlife, vegetation, the spring system, the swim with manatee program and general information about the area
  • Educate visitors to Three Sisters Springs (TSS) about the Manatee Manners video, passive observation, and the rules regarding manatee viewing in Kings Bay
  • Identify mammals, birds, fish and vegetation that is found at TSS
  • Present information about the Refuge and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Report violations/accidents/injuries to law enforcement /volunteer coordinator
  • Provide information on other recreation activities that are available
  • Report any damage to equipment or safety hazards to volunteer coordinator
  • Read Manatee Watch handbook for additional information
  • Be knowledgeable and accurate in information imparted or know to say "I don’t know, but I can find out" when they do not have an answer
  • Ability to work well with the concessionaires, boat captains and other volunteers
  • Record volunteer hours on a volunteer time sheet. Time sheet will be provided
  • Other duties as assigned

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871 N. Suncoast BlvdCrystal River, FL 34429



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