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Manatee Mania in Michigan! November 20, 2014

Manatee News 11 19 2014

Photo – Save the Manatee Club

Great News! Earlier this year over 1,200 people participated in the 11th Annual Save the Manatee 5K Run, 2 Mile Fun Walk, and the Mini Manatee Mile. But none of these events took place in Florida. All the manatee fun was located in Mount Clemens, Michigan at the Metro Huron-Clinton Metropark, about 1,400 miles from Florida!

This was all made possible by Ms. Lesley Argiri, biology teacher at L’Anse Creuse High School. Lesley explains, “Manatees have really been struggling these past years from cold stress, red tide, and boating injuries and deaths.”

After her Michigan event, Lesley sent a donation to the Save the Manatee Club in the amount of $13,500. And this now brings her 11-year total to $100,000! “I love manatees, and I know there are a lot of Michiganders who feel the same way I do, so it makes perfect sense to help manatees whether you live in Michigan, or anywhere else – not just Florida.” Lesley said. If you would like to register for Lesley’s manatee event slated for May 16, 2015, you can email her at

Congratulations Lesley, all of us manatees are so proud of you!

~ Kobee Manatee



Manatee Mania in Michigan!

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Robert Scott Thayer

Author Robert Scott Thayer is also a recording artist who writes and sings in the pop, jazz, and children’s genres. Robert has won several International Songwriting Awards including those from Billboard. His newest children’s tune, Kobee’s Song, produced by 2012 Grammy winner Jim Cravero, is fun, upbeat, and has a solid reggae groove. It’s about the clever protagonist, KOBEE MANATEE, in Thayer’s first children’s informational picture book.

Manatee Mania in Michigan! November 20, 2014



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