Sea Turtles

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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Sea turtle nesting season is coming up along the beaches of South Walton and all of Florida.
    South Walton’s nesting season is May 1 through October 31.

    Thanks to our South Walton Turtle Watch group of volunteers for walking the beaches and monitoring nests and hatchlings throughout the season.

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    Walton County does have leatherbacks nesting on our beach, but not every year.
     
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    South Walton Turtle Watch
    Sea Turtle Volunteer Training for the season of 2019


    TO BE A VOLUNTEER FOR OUR GROUP YOU MUST ATTEND THIS TRAINING GIVEN BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA. NO EXCEPTIONS, PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO ATTEND.

    Northwest Florida
    Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm Central Standard Time

    Gulf Coast State College – Student Union East/Conference Center, 2nd Floor, 5230 West Hwy 98, Panama City,

    APPLICATION Form
    Volunteer Application form 2019

    South Walton Turtle Watch is a group of volunteers whose purpose is to locate endangered and threatened sea turtle nests and to protect them along the beaches of NW Florida during the crucial nesting and hatching season. By law, Only certified members are allowed to interact with endangered sea turtles.

    “We, as sea turtle volunteers, go through many hours of training so that we may help these wonderful sea turtles. We are learning more each year. That is why we can get a sea turtle permit which allows us to help endangered and threatened animals.” -Sharon Maxwell

    Sea turtles are protected by the Endangered Species Act and only those with special permits are allowed to touch the nests, turtles, or hatchlings. There is a $2,500.00 reward for information leading to the conviction of violators. To report a violation, contact a State, Federal, or local law enforcement officer.
    southwaltonturtlewatch.org

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