The Save the Manatee Club
WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE
the manatee is endangered
THEY ARE LYING
NOTHING COULD BE
FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH
it wasn't true 50 years ago
IT'S NEVER BEEN MORE FALSE
Despite the dire predictions
and mortality counts
the Manatee Population is
Healthy and Growing
Official Manatee Population Estimates
2012 - - 6,305 Manatees
2017 - - 8,810 Manatees
2022 - - 9,790 Manatees
A 50% Abundance Increase in 10 Years
We Make a Difference by Challenging Opinion with Science in all Waterway Issues!
For over 20 years, CFFW has been proud to enjoy a reputation as a consistent voice of advocacy for recreational boating in Florida. From memberships on local government waterway committees, all the way to Tallahassee on The Governor's Boating Advisory Council, the FWC/USFWS Manatee Forum and in the halls of the of the State Legislature, we speak up for families that enjoy the traditional Florida boating lifestyle. We have researched and developed an extensive set of reference materials related to our mission. Feel free to browse and peruse.
CFFW Organizes and Sponsors Community Events
Each Spring, CFFW hosts Central Florida's biggest and best Marine Flea Market, bringing vendors and bargain hunters together at Harbortown Marina on Merritt Island. We support childrens fishing activities like 'Hooked On Fishing', We subsidize boater education leading to the State of Florida Boater's Education ID. We hold periodic political forums, putting candidates in a personal environment for discussions. And we host an annual membership picnic.
We like to have some Boating Fun along the way!
Come enjoy one of our on the water events including regular 'Day Trip' destination outings for lunch and libations. Our annual Poker Run, with cash and prize winners, features several waterfront business stops and attracts boaters from across Florida to the Indian and Banana Rivers.
Become a Member and be a part of the CFFW Boater's Voice!
CFFW is not for profit. Our board Members and Officers serve voluntarily. Our membership dues have not changed over our history. Your dues support CFFW actions, both advocacy and legal, to protect Florida's waterways from arbitrary regulations of all kinds that adversely impact access to and the enjoyment of Florida waterways. CFFW will never cease to preserve and seek opportunities for boaters to reasonably navigate, fish and engage in watersports. Join CFFW and our efforts to preserve boater's opportunities to enjoy the waterways.