The Sea Turtle Preservation Society Welcomes You To Join in Protecting and Preserving These Protected Animals!
The Sea Turtle Preservation Society (STPS) is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. STPS relies on the donations from the public, its membership, and the efforts of its dedicated volunteers. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Our active volunteers are permitted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Bureau of Imperiled Species, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work with endangered and threatened sea turtles. STPS is not, however, an enforcement agency.
The purpose of our organization is to educate the public about marine turtles. STPS reaches thousands of people each year through public presentations, exhibits at area events, and by our turtle watches during the sea turtle nesting season. The society's goal is to help maintain the current sea turtle population and to prevent a potentially irreversible decline in that population through:
- Reducing disturbances and harassment of nesting sea turtles by public education about the hazards of nighttime beach activities, habitat destruction, and beach lighting.
- Increasing the hatchling survival rate by educating the public about the impact of lighting, beach debris, habitat destruction, and marine pollution.
- Rescuing hatchlings, post-hatchlings, and adult sea turtles and transporting them to permitted rehabilitation facilities.
- Contributing data to the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network.
- Participating in Keep Brevard Beautiful, Adopt-A-Beach program by performing monthly beach clean-up activities.
- Conducting a nest survey project.