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This has been a busy semester!  We have been traveling, starting new projects, and counting endless amounts of trash removed from local beaches.   In the midst of everything, we welcomed three new Conservation Interns in August.  We rely heavily on the dedication of our volunteers and interns.  Each new group brings new ideas, new skills, and new ways to learn and improve.  We are very lucky to have another amazing set of… Read More

This month, our work with cigarette butts on fishing piers continues.  One stipulation of the grant we received from Keep America Beautiful is follow-up litter scans at each location where cigarette receptacles were installed.  The bins have been collecting butts at 15 sites in Florida since June.  With help from a few of our partners, we have been busy counting cigarette butts both contained in the receptacles and littered on the ground… Read More

Most importantly, we’re relieved to report that we heard from our partners in Puerto Rico and everyone is safe.  They are working to assess the damage done and recover from Hurricane Maria.  We will continue to communicate with them as often as possible as we work on our projects here at home. In September, I traveled west to implement the RPI at several new sites in Hernando County – an area we… Read More

In light of the recent hurricanes, our hearts are with all of our partners in Florida, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, and Puerto Rico.  We are very grateful that our LMC sea turtle patients, staff members, volunteers, and facility were not more tragically affected by the storm. Many members of our conservation community have been devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  Today, our thoughts are especially focused on our partners in Puerto Rico… Read More