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Kayak Shop Owner and EcoHeritage Guide in West Central Florida. Board Member of Save the Manatee and runs their Do Not Disturb member kayak tours.Received a Manatee Hero award by SMC for advocacy for the manatee.

Worked for Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI ) now a part of FWCC) as a manatee biologist, served on the Citrus County EcoTourism Committee and sat on the Manatee Advisory Committee of Citrus County.

Certified Eco-Heritage Guide. Instructed a portion of the University of North Florida's Eco-Heritage Guide Certification Program entitled "Environmental Ethics and Sustainability".

Now runs ecotours including manatee observation programs.
What boats do you paddle?
Eddyline Fathon LV, Current Designs (multiple), Hurricane Tampico 140S
What paddle(s) do you use?
Swift, Bending Branches
What other paddle gear do you use?
Astral, NRS

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At 9:39pm on March 14, 2008, holger said…
Hello Matt, i am very much impressed by your activities dealing with the manatee. good luck for your future activities.
At 1:24pm on December 12, 2007, Greg Loftus ( Cominco) said…
Matt youshould arrange a tour s that everyone ends up at the symposium, that would be different. At minus 35 or so today I can see why you would be busy a lot of canadians head your way. Anyway good luck with the season Greg
At 6:49am on December 12, 2007, Greg Loftus ( Cominco) said…
Welcome Matt to the Sea Kayakers group. My name is Greg and I'm wondering if your attending the symposium this upcoming Feburary as it is in your neck of the woods. Cheeers Greg




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