Environmental General

Sea Turtle Volunteers

From Florida Wildlife Commission Permit holders for LGI, Laura, Lena and Ava Dallas:

Sea turtle nesting has begun on the east coast of Florida. The first leatherback nest was reported recently in Palm Beach County. Sea turtle nesting season is approaching on LGI, let’s be prepared! The season runs from May 1 to October 31. Please remind renters and guests to remove beach furniture and trash from the beach daily, even if the trash isn’t yours. Please keep lights out on your beachfront homes and no flashlights should be used on the beach, except those with filters.

We need YOU, anyone who has a month to devote to walking a short section of beach daily…especially on the Preserve beach and the southern tip of the island. If you can help, please contact me at jddal@aol.com. Many members of our team are not on island all season so we need YOU to work as fill ins – not the entire season. If you are interested, we need to get you to the training on April 19, so don’t delay! It’s less expensive than a gym membership and it’s early morning exercise. The best part is helping an endangered species of our island. Baby turtle releases are extremely fun and rewarding and educating our island guests is also a rewarding experience!