Beach walkers are needed April 15th to October 31st to monitor designated beaches in the Florida Keys for sea turtle nests and hatches. FWCC training is required and is available in the spring of each year. Training is free. Volunteers must live in the Florida Keys during nesting season and be available for the entire season. Volunteers are needed in Islamorada. Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West.
All trainings are virtual via Microsoft Meetings.
2024 Training Dates: Must attend ONE:
Wed. Feb 7th: 9:00am to 1:00pm EST
Sat. April 20th: 9:30am to 1:30 pm EST
Please contact the appropriate Permit Holder for your Key below:
FWC SEA TURTLE STRANDING AND SALAVE NETWORK (STSSN)
Help is always needed in documenting injured, sick and dead sea turtles . While this opportunity can be challenging, it is very important in helping the survival of our sea turtles. FWCC training is also required. If you don't live in the Keys year round and want to help, you can still become a part of this team and assist when you are in the islands. The STSSN has networks throughout the entire state as well as GA, SC, NC , TX and more. Therefore your training could apply to any of these areas.
2024 Virtual Training Dates for the State of Florida:
Trash washes up on the beaches daily. Come out and help us make the beaches safe for nesting momma turtles and for babies racing to the ocean. Official beach clean-ups are conducted periodically throughout the year, but you can help every time you’re at the beach by picking up the trash and plastics that you see.
Save-A-Turtle also partners with Coast Love for clean-ups throughout the entire Florida Keys. Click here to join an upcoming event with this amazing organization.