We are so excited to release our newest information outlet, the Quarterly Connection. CCinc will be updating supporters like you every few months on what programs and projects we are working on, areas we may need your assistance in, and successes to celebrate together! Thank you so much for your interest and support for CCinc. We ask that you please share this newsletter with others and encourage them to sign up for regular CCinc updates.
Sea turtle nesting season is finally here! Soon our beaches will be filled with thousands of nests from female sea turtles that make their annual trip to the sand. If you visit our beaches keep your eyes out for fresh turtle tracks. If you happen to see a nesting turtle please remember to let nature take its course and watch from a distance, we don't want to scare off these amazing creatures.
Also, make sure to keep your eyes out for our public Turtle Digs starting in July. We will post an announcement on our Facebook page, every time we have a nest hatch that will be a part of a public nest excavation. If you have never seen a public Turtle Dig, this summer can be your chance for an amazing experience. Though our conservation goal is for all of the hatchlings to make it to the big blue ocean on their own, there are a few times that stragglers are left behind by their brothers and sisters. If any hatchlings are found during the nest evaluation, we will try to release them that day into the ocean.
Another great way to experience something unique is to participate in our Adopt-A-Nest program. Every nest adoption is unique and comes with a personalized certificate, nest success information and the opportunity to follow this nest through its incubation. This is a one of a kind gift for yourself or a loved one and is a wonderful way to help protect and conserve sea turtles in Vero Beach, FL. There are a limited number of nests up for adoption, so get yours today!
*All hatchling and turtle releases must be done in compliance with FWC's Marine Turtle Handbook. Permit #259
Plastic! It's one of the biggest battles we face today while trying to help our coastal habitats. Most plastics are mistaken as food by marine animals and birds, which causes starvation from lack of nutrition. There are several ways that you can help reduce this problem. One is by reducing single use plastics. To learn more about how to reduce single use plastics please check out the below listed link.
Do you have a favorite restaurant or shop on the island? Ask them to join our growing list of VGZ businesses.
Join us Saturday April 4, 2020 to kick off Sea Turtle Season! This is a great family-friendly beachside race that will take you along a 2 mile stretch through our beautiful shops with views of the ocean. Beverages will be provided following the race by our beverage sponsors.
Kids are also encouraged to join in on our "hatchling dash" following the main event. An after-party and awards ceremony will be held on the beach with music, raffles, giveaways and prizes. Find friends and sign up today!
All proceeds will go to support CCinc's sea turtle conservation efforts in Vero Beach, FL.
Join Coastal Connections on May, 3rd 2020 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm for an afternoon of wine, food and good music at our local winery, Summer Crush!
With your support (and love of wine!) we can help protect our precious sea turtles, help restore our lagoons. All donations at the door support Coastal Connections our many community programs and projects.
We are always looking for Volunteers to help with our growing number of programs. If you are looking for a great way to give back this is a great start. Click on the link below to look for ways that you can help. Needs vary from organizational marketing/fundraising to sea turtle rescue/transport.
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