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Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Florida
May 1st - October 31st

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Florida Coastal Conservancy

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Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival, Sunday, June 30th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET at beautiful George Core Park, Port St. Joe! We hope you'll join us for a day to celebrate all things TURTLE!

Want to support local sea turtle conservation efforts and have your name or business logo on this awesome poster? Email us at sjpturtlepatrol@gmail.com for sponsorship information!

Interested in joining the festivities as a vendor? Email us at sjpturtlepatrol@gmail.com for vendor applications!

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St. Joseph Peninsula Turtle Patrol & Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center

Through our interactions with visitors to the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center, beach-goers during nesting season, and inquirers from around the world, we are working hard to educate the public about the importance of sea turtles and the ways we all can help them.

Leave No Trace & Keep Lights Off

Help our visiting sea turtles at night:

  • Clear the way at the end of the day by removing all beach equipment.
  • Fill in holes and level sand sculptures.
  • Turn lights off or use turtle-friendly red lights.
  • Our sea turtles dig the beach CLEAN, FLAT, and DARK.

Visit Us at The Turtle Center

Come visit the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center!

We're Open:
Sunday-Thursday
11:30 - 4:30pm EST

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