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St. Lucie County Reminds Residents to Clear a Path for Sea Turtles

Post Date:04/04/2019 12:37 PM

St. Lucie County’s Sea Turtle Nesting Committee wants to remind visitors and residents to not create hazards and road blocks along the beaches during nesting season. This includes stacking rocks, shells or driftwood; leaving behind holes dug by children/pets and leaving out beach chairs, umbrellas and other items overnight.

There are three species of marine turtles that nest on the Treasure Coast annually: Green, Loggerhead and Leatherback. All are listed as endangered or threatened species.

With 21 miles of coastline, St. Lucie County takes marine turtle protection seriously and last year had one of the best hatchling rates in the state. Please do not handle marine turtles, their hatchlings or their eggs. Disturbing marine turtles or their nests is a violation of State and Federal laws and carries criminal penalties. To report marine turtle nest poaching, hatchling disorientations, harassment or dead marine turtles, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC.

For additional information on sea turtle friendly beaches, please contact Natural Resources Extension Agent Ken Gioeli at 772-462-1660.  For Code Compliance questions, please contact Building and Code Regulations Manager Monica Graziani at 772-462-1553. A 12” x 19” poster “Give Sea Turtles A Safe Path” is available for $4+ shipping from the University of Florida at    

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