This is a beautiful reminder that our Sea Turtles are coming to our sandy shores here in South Walton soon. They need our help keeping our beaches clean and free of trash, clutter and debris. They need our help with keeping our beaches as dark as possible... turn off lights you don’t need, draw shades at dusk, turn off outdoor porch lights when you go in, and use red cover filters on your flashlights. They need our help keeping our beaches flat...fill in your holes and flatten your sand art at the end of each beach day. Remember #cleandarkflat is key to a successful nesting season. We are counting on you to help them too! Photo courtesy of Betsy Carmona ... See MoreSee Less
Look who we found hiding under the cute t-shirts at the Visit South Walton Visitor Center gift shop...Theo! This cute cuddly turtle is helping us spread the word #cleandarkflat We want to thank Jay Tusa, Executive Director of the Tourist Development Council and his staff, Christy and Norma Jean, for there ongoing assistance and support as we continue make our beaches safe for those Sea Turtles who come to our shores each season to nest. Please help us help them by picking up your trash, flattening your sand art/filling in your holes, and turning off lights you don’t need. It’s important that we all do our part to preserve these amazing creatures.
When you cross the bridge into South Walton, drop by to say hello and pick up your Theo. We’ll be waiting for you. ... See MoreSee Less
Join Christopher Whittle, Park Services Specialist and local expert on the Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse this Wednesday Evening, January 16th, starting at 6:30 pm at the Coastal Branch Library located at 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach for this wonderful opportunity to learn about this cute little creature who calls our coastal sand dunes home. It promises to be a great evening of learning for all. Fill your cars with friends, family, and the children in your lives and come on out. We have a seat saved for you. *Beach Mouse Photos Credited to Joel Sartore* ... See MoreSee Less
Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles wants to thank our newest sponsors, Grayton Seafood. Go out and see Tabitha, Amanda, and Kingon and they would be glad to help you with a Theo the Turtle and other Theo Themed Items they have on hand. Grayton Seafood supports our mission of Sea Turtle Conservancy through Awareness and Education by donating a portion of the proceeds to FOSWST. We appreciate all that you do to help us out.🐢 ... See MoreSee Less