Yesterday, as I was passing by the center’s classrooms, I noticed some of our summer campers lining up beside projects they had worked on so, I walked over to have a closer look. There were posters and dioramas and sea turtle models – all made from recycled materials. They called it their ‘Sea Turtle Conference,’ a display of work to showcase to parents eager to hear about their day at LMC’s Jr…. Read More
I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July! While we all look forward to holiday BBQs, beach days, and colorful fireworks displays, the inevitable truth is that all of these celebrations tend to leave trash behind. This is especially important on Independence Day as it falls at the height of sea turtle nesting season on our densely nested beaches. This morning, we gathered a group of volunteers to do… Read More
We had a very successful road trip through Florida to visit many of our partners and install cigarette receptacles on their piers. A few highlights of the trip are below!
Earlier this year, Loggerhead Marinelife Center was named a Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant recipient by Keep American Beautiful. The grant has allowed us to purchase cigarette receptacles for interested Responsible Pier Initiative partners. We immediately began planning our road trip and packing our tools. Implementation began yesterday on our very own Juno Beach Pier. In the next eight days, we will visit 14 piers, travel a total of 1,459 miles, and… Read More
Last week, the Executive Director of the Balloon Council wrote an opinion article for the Palm Beach Daily News directed at LMC’s Balloon Ban Initiative. The article suggests that the initiative is misguided and that balloons do not pose a real threat to sea turtles and other wildlife. Our response, outlined below, will be published this weekend. Mylar balloons are made from plastic and unfortunately, do not biodegrade. Although latex (whether natural… Read More