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Florida organizations receive $2 million donation to save manatees


Two organizations received a generous donation to help save Florida’s manatees and it came from an unlikely source.

Rob Hale is the owner of the Boston Celtics. He and his wife, Karen, have a home in Naples and are manatee lovers.

They just donated $1 million to the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida and $1 million to the Save the Manatee Club.

WPTV asked him why would someone from Massachusetts make such a large monetary donation to groups here in Florida.

“When you look at these beautiful, loving animals and see that, through no fault of their own, they are being decimated, because the food they eat is being killed by our sewage,” Hale said, “it breaks your heart. .”

The money will be a huge boost for seagrass replanting efforts at six Indian River Lagoon sites.

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