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The 2019 VBA Season is Underway!

Ever wonder exactly what a Volunteer Beach Ambassador (VBA) does on/for the Beaches of South Walton? Check out this great article from SoWal.com regarding our VBA team! Volunteer Beach Ambassadors Hit the Sand to Educate and Inform Interested in jumping in to help? Make plans to visit one of the following educational sessions to get […]

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2018 VBA End-of-the-Season Breakfast

On Saturday, November 3rd, the 2018 Volunteer Beach Ambassador Team celebrated the end of season at our traditional Breakfast Meeting at Bud & Alley’s Restaurant and sponsored by owner and community supporter, Dave Rauschkolb. Here is what we accomplished this year: 224 Volunteer Beach Ambassadors 18 Trained Junior VBAs 52 Junior VBAs with Parent Sponsor […]

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Join our VBA Team for the 2018 Beach Season!

The Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles Volunteer Beach Ambassadors are preparing for the 2018 Beach Season and would love to have you join our team! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote sea turtle conservation through awareness and education. If you are a local citizen of Walton County or a […]

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Clean Up the Beaches!

Please make plans to join us for International Coastal Cleanup day on Sept 16, 2017! Volunteers will be active at 4 separate beach access areas — picking up trash, interacting with visitors, educating, and bringing awareness to turtle conservation issues!

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Sea Turtle Hatchlings are Coming!

We are right in the middle of sea turtle nesting season, and hatchlings are coming! Here is some great information from our friends at South Walton Turtle Watch on giving these amazing little creatures the best possible chance at survival:

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Join us for Beach Ambassador Training!

Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles will be holding its last Volunteer Beach Ambassador training on Wed, August 16th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Come join us to learn about sea turtle conservation, and what YOU can do to educate area visitors and locals about […]

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Turtle Talk: Come Explore With Us!

Thousands of visitors come to South Walton beaches every year to vacation in pristine settings and enjoy the Old Florida lifestyle that 60,000+ of us are lucky enough to call home every day of the year! They come for the beaches, sure. But, they could find beaches in any number of Florida towns. Here, they also […]

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Turtle Talk: Clean Your Closets to Help Sea Turtles!

Fall is a great time to do some Spring Cleaning! Ok, so maybe it’s a good time to do some “fall cleaning.” Take some time to weed out those items you no longer use to make way for the holidays and now you can donate those unwanted or outgrown items to benefit the Friends of South Walton […]

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Turtle Talk: September Trash Bash This Weekend!

Did you attend this past weekend’s Coastal Cleanup and have a great time? Did you miss it and kick yourself? Either way, you can head out to Inlet Beach this weekend to join Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles with our cleanup event on Saturday morning at 7:30 am at Inlet Park! Shelley is sure […]

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Turtle Talk: Seeing Light at the End of the Tunnel

A Quick Update on our 501(c)(3) Application Journey… We get asked all the time if the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. The short answer is no, not yet. The longer answer is that the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles is an incorporated nonprofit organization in the […]

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Turtle Talk: New Additions

While the sea turtle hatchlings of 30A and South Walton have been busy emerging from their nests, we have been busy adding some new additions of our own. Ours are not as adorable or exciting, but we are happy about them none-the-less. Over the summer, our volunteers have worked tirelessly to get this new organization […]

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Our Summer 2015 Newsletter is Here! Dig It?

Not on our newsletter list yet? We understand. It has been a very busy summer for us too. Not to fear. We want to make it easy for you. You can still read the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles Summer 2015 newsletter right here! FOSWST: Dig It! Summer 2015 Newsletter, Issue #2 In it you will […]

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Turtle Talk: No More Trash Talking

There are dreamers who inspire. And, there are doers who carry out that inspiration.  The Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles strives to be both! In keeping with our all volunteer nonprofit mission of “Sea Turtle Conservation Through Awareness and Education,” here is some of what we have done this year: Redesigned and distributed more than […]

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Turtle Talk News: Save the Date!

Our friends are the best! Thank you to our friends at Pizza by the Sea. We love our supporters and friends here in South Walton!

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Turtle Talk: New Living Reef Habitat in Grayton Beach State Park 

Last week, the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) began installing the first set of near shore reefs at Grayton Beach State Park here in South Walton County. For all you sea turtle fans, this new reef installation (consisting of approximately 58 towers) will be in the shape of a sea turtle when viewed from above!   The new […]

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