How You Can Help Protect The Manatee


By volunteering for Florida’s Boating Advisory Council, which makes recommendations to FWC and the Department of Economic Opportunity regarding issues affecting the boating community

Eleven of the 18 members of the BAC are appointed by the Governor.

The Executive Director of the FWC nominates individuals for the Governor’s consideration.

Gubernatorial appointments to the BAC serve staggered three-year terms. They are not compensated but are entitled to payment for expenses.

FWC is currently accepting applications from those who are interested in being considered for appointment to the BAC, and whose experience qualifies them to represent the following interests:
Manatee protection interests
Water-related environmental groups
Marine Manufacturers

Download the application/questionnaire HERE.
Your deadline to apply is June 27th.