About Us

Friends of Manatee Lagoon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding environmental education opportunities for all ages in Palm Beach County and beyond through future enhanced exhibits and experiential learning opportunities. 

Friends of Manatee Lagoon is located in Riviera Beach, Fla. Situated along the Lake Worth Lagoon estuary, Friends of Manatee Lagoon works with environmental partners to conduct research and present information that will lead to healthier coastal ecosystems. 

Friends of Manatee Lagoon is a tax exempt not for profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Board of Directors

Anne Messer
Executive Director, Friends of Manatee Lagoon
Contact: anne.messer@friendsofmanateelagoon.org

Pamela M. Rauch
Florida Power & Light Company

Thomas Bean
Florida Power & Light Company

Jack Lighton
Community Volunteer

Michele Jacobs
Economic Council of Palm Beach County

John Butler
Community Volunteer