Sea Turtle Conservation How Can You Help?

loggerhead turtle

The speaker at our Civic Club meeting on Tuesday, May 16, was Melissa Ranly, the manager of the Sea Turtle Care Center. The meeting starts at 7pm at the Folly Beach Community Center. It was a great session and you can watch below if you missed!

Sea Turtle Do's and Don'ts

Never disturb a sea turtle, crawling to or from the ocean
Observe a nesting sea turtle from a distance of 50 feet or more
Do not shine lights on a sea turtle or take flash photography. Use red light flashlights
Turn out all lights visible from the beach from 10pm to dawn from May 1 to October 31

Turn off all outdoor and deck lighting to reduce disorientation for nesting adults and hatchlings

Close blinds and drapes on windows that face the beach

Fill in the holes on the beach at the end of each day as adults and hatchlings can become trapped

Take chairs, tents, trash, etc. off the beach when you leave each day