Full-time residents and millions of visitors who come to Walton County each year, share the beautiful beaches with several species of sea turtles. Although sea turtles have existed for thousands of years, today, all species are listed as endangered or threatened, and face an uncertain future. Habitat encroachment and degradation, pollution, incidental capture in commercial fisheries, and strikes by watercrafts are only some of the hazards they face in their struggles to survive. In today’s environment, mankind has created other obstacles that are detrimental to sea turtles as well, such as beach house lighting, firepits, trash, holes dug on the beaches, sandcastles, beach chairs and toys.
Beth Coppedge, Founder and President of the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, (FOSWST) and several members, will join the Coastal Seniors to educate attendees about sea turtle conservation. FOSWST’s objective is to help residents and visitors understand the obstacles sea turtles face, and what one can do to help protect endangered sea turtles by keeping the beaches #CleanDarkFlat#.
The presentation will take place on September 17th, 2019 at 12:00 pm at the CSSW location, 70 Logan Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Lunch will be available, and a raffle will follow the presentation.
Coastal Seniors of South Walton, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization for 50+ and older active adults who reside in Walton County, Florida. Annual membership dues are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Non-profit organizations and businesses can join this dynamic, fast-growing group for $35 and $50, respectively; and receive advertising on the CSSW website. Join at www.coastalseniorsofsouthwalton.org or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A $5.00 donation is requested for non-member participation at the event.