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09/23/14
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Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Inc.

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Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused on the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife for return to the wild. It is the largest wildlife rehabilitation and rescue center in Manatee County and is supported entirely by donations and staffed only by volunteers. Founded in 1988, they treated over 3,000 birds, mammals, and reptiles in 1997, more than twice as many as in 1995. By year...

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09/18/14
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Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring

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For 28 years Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch has coordinated conservation efforts for 12 miles of the Manatee County shoreline. Every year between May 1 and October 31, 100% of AMI’s shoreline is monitored by trained staff and volunteers who walk the beach every morning around 7:00 a.m. documenting the shoreline habitat status and trends in sea turtle nesting. Walkers report the female crawls from the night before and flag the...

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07/8/14
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Tingley Memorial Library

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Located two blocks south of Cortez Bridge off Gulf Drive behind Bradenton Beach City Hall, Tingley Memorial Library is a community recreational reading facility open all year round. The library is a non-profit corporation, independent of the county library system. It is funded by generous donations (including that of benefactor, Beulah Tingley) and operated by friendly volunteers. No tax dollars are used. There is a nominal yearly membership fee; children 14...

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02/3/14
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Anna Maria Island Sail & Power Squadron

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Founded in 1958, the Anna Maria Island Sail & Power Squadron (AMISPS) is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects and through on-the-water recreational activities. Its members are a part of a boating family comprised of some 60,000 members and 450 squadrons of the United States Power Squadrons® (USPS®), America’s largest non-profit boating organization. As part...

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12/5/13
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Island Branch Library

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The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach is one of six locations in Manatee County’s Library System that serve the public. The MCPLS seeks to offer all citizens of Manatee County a responsive, proactive, innovative program of library service, capable of upgrading the educational, cultural, and recreational quality of life in the community. Hours: Sunday and Monday: Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday: Noon...

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09/28/12
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The Center of Anna Maria Island

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The Center of Anna Maria Island has been the heart of the Island community for over 50 years. From its humble beginnings as a one-room center for teens to its new larger building with something for everyone in the community, it has always been envisioned that the Center would be a place of creative discovery, exploration and enlightenment. Whether you are a permanent or temporary visitor, the AMICC has great...

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06/8/12
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Rotary Club

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Founded in 1966, the mission of the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island is to strengthen the lives of children, assist people in crisis, and improve the quality of life of people with special needs, in keeping with and promoting the mission of Rotary International. The Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Bridge Street Bistro in Bradenton Beach. The Club is very active club and enjoys a large...

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