Project Title: Biscayne National Park Sea Turtle Conservation through Monitoring and Outreach
Project Manager: Todd Kellison
Organization: The Ocean Conservancy (Non-Profit Organization)
Grant Amount: $2,000.00
Completion Date: 2004-11-30
Summary: We propose a public outreach and education project to address these issues through the distribution of an informational brochure: Attention Beach Users. The brochure will be distributed throughout Florida and beyond. It includes important information on sea turtles as well as information for the public sharing the beaches with sea turtles, dos and donts, and contacts. Biscayne National Park and Miami-Dade Department of Parks and Recreation will be important outlets for these brochures.
Results: Brochures were printed and distributed through several sources, including the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge Working Group and Florida Sea Turtle Permit Holder's listserv. Brochures were distributed based upon requests during the 2004 nesting season. Demand was very high and by mid-season our supply of brochures was largely depleted. Based on demand and feedback from the Permit Holders and general public, the brochures were well received. (Author: Jessica Koelsch)