SeaTurtles

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: 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: Your Mission, Should you Choose to Accept It

There was a TV show back in the 1970’s called Mission Impossible. Some of you younger folks might be more familiar with the movie series of the same name starring Tom Cruise. Either way, the premise is the same: an agent receives a secret mission, often via a recording. The agent has the choice to […]

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Friends Are Heroes Too

In just a few days, the Walton County Coastal Branch Library starts their annual summer reading program for children.  The theme this year is “Every Hero has a Story.”  We know this because we, the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, are taking part and we will be there on #TurtleTuesday, June 16th from 10am until 11am.   […]

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Signs. Signs. Everywhere, Signs.

“Do this, Don’t do that, Can’t you read the sign?” In 1970, the Five Man Electrical Band came out with the song, Signs, about the abundance of signage in our day to day life. The lyrics are still relevant forty-five years later. This one line “Do this, Don’t do that, Can’t you read the sign?” […]

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Turtle in the Sand

Turtle Talk: Castles Made of Sand

Have you ever heard the saying, “What goes up must come down”?  Not only is that the basis for Newton’s Law of Gravity, but it also applies to things like birds in flight, the city of Rome, and even moods. All things have their moment of peak glory, but then they usually have to come […]

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Turtle Talk: Superstar

In recent years, Highway 30A in South Walton has become a destination for the rich and famous. We’ve had country singers galore, football players from colleges and the NFL, movie stars, and music execs.  We even had a movie filmed here back in the 90’s, The Truman Show, and country singer Luke Bryan filmed a […]

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Our First Newsletter Is Here: FSWST Dig It!

To celebrate Earth Day 2015, and the location of the first sea turtle nest in Panama City this morning, we have published our first digital newsletter, the FSWST Newsletter: Dig It!  What’s Going On In this first issue, we let you know all about who we are, what we have been doing and what our […]

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Earth day at Biophelia Center

Turtle Talk: All Hands on Deck

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill Starting something brand new is exciting and invigorating. The Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles is a new group that has been formed to educate the public and raise awareness about sea turtles and sea life […]

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Sea turtle hatchling

Turtle Talk: Early Birds and Sea Turtles

BBBRRRRRIIIIINNNNNGGGGG!!!!! That’s the sound of a very loud, very annoying alarm clock. And for our friends over at the South Walton Turtle Watch group, that sound will be waking them up around 4:45 in the mornings soon. 4:45 AM. Yes, you read that right. Sea turtle nesting season officially begins on May 1 and runs through […]

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Turtle Talk: #CleanDarkFlat

To some of you out there, the title of this blog might look like a foreign language or something written in a secret code. Unless you happen to be 13-years-old, in which case you’d know exactly what the pound sign in the title is. It’s called a hashtag. Teenagers are apparently born knowing about these […]

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We Celebrate Earth Day

We, the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, celebrate Earth Day! Some holidays are celebrated by all. Some are even recognized as official government holidays. Some holidays are more of a movement or way to inspire others to acknowledge and do something. That brings us to Earth Day in April. April, a time each year […]

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Turtle Talk: Heeeeeeeere’s Shelly!

Who is Shelly, you ask? If you follow us on Instagram @30Aseaturtles, then you already know who Shelly is. However, if you haven’t checked out our Instagram or Twitter or Facebook feed in the last few weeks then you are missing out. We, the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, have started something fun to […]

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Evaluating the sea turtle nest

Turtle Talk: Together We Are Stronger

  Why do people volunteer? Some are looking for a way to make a difference. Some are looking for ways to shine. Some are looking for new friends or a way to feel part of a community. All of these are excellent reasons to come out to our meeting this Friday! Change your corner of the world and you […]

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