Turtle Talk News

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 help keep the beaches safe for Sea Turtles!

Even with the fantastic crew that cleans the beaches every night here in Walton County, there is still a lot we can do to help keep the beaches safe for sea turtles.  Bring your own water bottle, hat and sunscreen as we’ll be walking the beach, picking up trash, filling in leftover holes and knocking down […]

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Turtle Talk: Sea Turtle License Plate Grant

  Ever wonder what happens to all the funds raised with the Sea Turtle specialty license plates here in Florida? Each year, the Sea Turtle Grants Program distributes money to coastal county governments, educational and research institutions and nonprofit groups through a competitive application process. The sea turtle specialty license plate is also the primary […]

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FOSWST 2016 Trash Bash schedule

Turtle Talk: Trash Bash Beach Clean Ups 2016

  Each month we host a Trash Bash beach clean up throughout Walton County.  We are fortunate to have a fantastic beach clean up crew that combs the beaches every night to help keep our South Walton beaches in good shape.  Even with this crew, there is still a lot you can do and we […]

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Turtle Talk: Earth Day 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 11am to 4pm we will be at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park celebrating Earth Day.  There will be music, games, nature activities, tram rides to the beach, the Big Red Food truck in case you want to purchase food, animals and a whole lot more!  Make sure to swing by […]

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Turtle Talk: Happy Birthday to Us!!!

  Back in December we posted this image on our instagram and Facebook accounts for #WhereisShellyWednesday.  She was at the UPS Store in Watercolor helping mail off our almost 80 page application to the IRS for becoming a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization.  We have heard back from the IRS.   Drum roll please —— They […]

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Turtle Talk: Adults Love Sea Turtles Too!

Come on we know you do.  Admit it.  And because you do love sea turtles, we are having a program just for you! January 12, 2016 from 6-7pm at the Walton County Coastal Branch Library (437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach) The program will cover the four beautiful species of sea turtles that nest here in […]

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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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