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Please Protect the Manatees

Message from Snell Isle President

I would ask everyone to please be mindful of our need to protect these gentle giants, our manatee population. They have no means to protect themselves so it’s all up to us. Many manatees enjoy Coffee Pot Bayou since it’s a NO WAKE ZONE and most who enjoy this waterway observe those rules. The FFWC say to maintain 50 yards and do not approach.

Sunset Cove, the “inlet” inside Coffee Pot Bayou is a protected area and nursing calves, with their mother, live in this area. In May, Mama Manatee reacquaints with her 4-5 suitors but prior to that time, Sunset Cove is their home. Earlier today, this area had 7 kayakers, 2 paddle boarders and 2 small power boats very close to the big tail flipping of all of the above manatee activity. They are very inquisitive and will stop their intended behavior to see what is approaching.

Many new residents and visitors to our area of course mean no harm but getting too close does just that. It scares the manatee and changes their natural behavior. The waters in our State of Florida, the environment they love, lost many, many manatees to boat incidents and red tide this past year and we need to do all we can to help protect them. Many of us who live on the water post signs to PROTECT the MANATEE and STAY AWAY. Please share the message. Thanks for your help!

Bonnie Hargrett Your Snell Isle President

Sensible Sprinkling

Sensible Sprinkling - Communications Manager Bill Logan, St. Petersburg Water Resources

Sensible sprinkling has no season. Are your sprinklers running in the rain?

Did you know that there is a simple device that senses whether your sprinkler timer actually needs to run its next cycle?

One device is called a “rain sensor”, and St. Petersburg water customers with in-ground sprinkler systems can get one installed for no charge by participating in the Sensible Sprinkling Program. You will receive a FREE check-up, an efficiency report with site-specific recommendations, a diagram of the sprinkler layout, water conservation information, and an automatic shut-off hose nozzle.

Want to learn more and stop watering in the rain? Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 727-892-5611

Please consider providing emergency contact information

Please consider providing emergency contact information to law enforcement in the event of an emergency. Should you be in an accident and first responders cannot unlock your phone to get contact information, this website, accessed only through the Florida Dept of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides an on-line tool for you to provide the information accessible by law enforcement. You must hold a Florida drivers license or Florida Identification Card in order to provide this information.

This service will allow you to provide emergency contact information to law enforcement in the event of an emergency. This information may save crucial time if ever it becomes necessary to contact family members or other loved ones. This service is only available to individuals holding a current Florida Driver License or Florida Identification Card.

Your personal information in Florida motor vehicle and driver records is blocked in accordance with the Driver Privacy Protection Act ( https://www.flhsmv.gov/privacy-statement/driver-privacy-protection-act/ )

Consider linking to this website:https://services.flhsmv.gov/eci/ and entering your emergency contact information. Better safe than sorry.

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Sign up for the Snell Isle Alerts

We encourage you to visit the Snell Isle website and sign up for the Snell Isle Alerts at www.enjoysnellisle.com. As in the past, these bulletins provide very timely information about Snell Isle (meetings, upcoming events, lost and found pets and most importantly safety concerns and issues). As before, your e-mail address will only be used for the Alerts and not shared with anyone else. You will not receive ads or any other e-mails. Thank you for taking the time to sign up today. Please also visit the website to learn lots more about your Snell Isle, its history, your Board and Officers and read previous Panther Newsletters.Thank you.

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About Snell Isle

image Snell Isle is home to the historic The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, one of the Nation's premier golf courses.
image Our tropical surroundings provide waterfront vistas for most residents. Over 80% of the homes on Snell Isle enjoy waterfront views.
image In 1920, local developer C. Perry Snell began construction on what was originally, a muddy mangrove island.

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