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Lee County works very hard to protect the Florida Manatee which inhabit our waters.  The links below are resources for residents and visitors to learn about Lee County's efforts to protect the Manatee and to aid in helping the County with protection efforts.

Manatee Protection Plan
FFWCC Protection Zones in Lee County
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Manatee Page
US Fish and Wildlife Service Manatee Page



Moore Haven Lock to Close for Installation of Manatee Protection System

Boaters who use the Moore Haven lock on the Okeechobee Waterway are invited to a public meeting Thursday, Feb. 16 in Clewiston to hear plans by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District to temporarily close the lock for the installation of the Manatee Protection System (MPS). Work is tentatively scheduled to begin April 2, when traffic conditions and water levels are low, and will last approximately two months. The public meeting will include an open house at 6 p.m. and a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. at the South Florida Operations Office conference room, 525 Ridgelawn Road, Clewiston.