sea turtle preservation society

Friends of STPS

Since it was established on May 6, 1986, the Sea Turtle Preservation Society (STPS) has frequently been in the news. Whether it is about its volunteers, activities or annual fundraiser Turtle Krawl 5K Walk/Run, the STPS has been a newsmaker due to its mission of “Helping sea turtles survive”.

Three species of sea turtles are typically found in area waters and nest on local beaches in Brevard County. The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge is considered to be one of the largest loggerhead nesting areas in the world and Brevard County is considered to be the largest nesting area for greens in the US. So, the STPS has been busy helping our multitude of sea turtles!

To follow the history of the STPS, read the following articles which contain links that were posted on the web or published in local and area newpapers.

This page is constantly being updated as new articles are posted and published. So check back frequently to read about STPS making the news!

2013

01/23/14 – SeaWorld Releases Two Loggerhead Sea Turtles in Indialantic
01/09/14 - SeaWorld Returns Rescued Loggerhead Turtle to Ocean
11/09/13 – SeaWorld Caring for Injured Loggerhead Turtle Hatchling
10/26/13 - Well-traveled Turtle Back in Wild
10/25/13 - Veterinarian Removes Lodged Fish Hooks from Sea Turtle
10/25/13 - SeaWorld Orlando Removes Fish Hooks from Sea Turtle
10/25/13 - Amid ‘Blackfish’ Controversy, SeaWorld Performs Throat Surgery on Sea Turtle
10/03/13 – Brevard Animal Rescue to Air on ABC Series’ Premiere
09/14/13 – Record-setting Day at Turtle Krawl 5K
09/06/13 - Turtle Krawl set to be largest 5K in history of Brevard County
08/22/13 - Florida’s Coastal Nursery
08/22/13 – “Krawl” Record May Fall
07/19/13 – 5 Steps to Sea Turtle Adventure
06/16/13 – Brevard Volunteers Work to Save Struggling Baby Sea Turtle
06/11/13 – Events This Weekend Raise Awareness about Endangered Sea Turtles
06/11/13 – Sea Turtle Preservation Art Contest
06/06/13 – World Sea Turtle Day
06/01/13 - Sea Turtle Preservation Society Art Contest
04/22/13 - Sea Turtle Nesting Season Rapidly Approaching
04/08/13 - New Sea Turtle Hospital Coming to Brevard Zoo
04/07/13 - Much Needed Sea Turtle Hospital Planned at the Zoo
03/22/13 - Surfers Rescue Loggerhead Sea Turtle
02/21/13 - Injured Sea Turtle Rescued at Port Canaveral
02/14/13 - Endangered Sea Turtle Rescued after Fishing Line Found Around Neck
02/14/13 - Sea Turtle Rehab Receives Rare Turtle
02/12/13 - Sea Turtle Preservation Society Assists in Distress Calls
02/07/13 - Sea World Releases Sea Turtle into Atlantic after Rehab
01/16/13 - Surfers Rescue Loggerhead Sea Turtle

2012

11/01/12 - SeaWorld Orlando Returns Two Sea Turtles into the Indian River Lagoon at Sebastian, Fla.
10/29/12 - Sea Turtle Preservation Society Receives Grants
09/11/12 – Race – The Turtle Krawl 2012
08/15/12 - 2012 Turtle Krawl 5K Benefits Sea Turtle Preservation Society
08/12/12 - Efforts Pay Off, Sea Turtle Population Grows
08/08/12 - Rescuers Mistake Sick Sea Turtle for Distressed Swimmer
08/08/12 - Rescued Melbourne Sea Turtle Receives Care at SeaWorld
08/01/12 - Saving Our Sea Turtles
07/31/12 - SeaWorld Orlando Returns Two Hawksbills after Months of Rehabilitation
07/13/12 - Sea Turtles Staying Alive Thanks to Local Nonprofit
06/11/12 - Sea Turtle Preservation Society Celebrates World Sea Turtle Day and Archie Carr’s Birthday
05/20/12 - Boaters Asked to Use Caution around Sea Turtles
05/16/12 - 2012 Sea Turtle Walks:One of Florida’s Natural Thrills
05/12/12 - Wild About: Palm Bay’s Roger Pszonowsky Loves Beach, Wetlands, Wildlife
05/07/12 - Turtle Nesting Season Arrives on the Space Coast
05/02/12 - Dr. Shamblin to Speak at Sea Turtle Preservation Society’s Monthly Meeting
03/30/12 - Lights Off for Egg Laying
03/23/12 - SeaWorld Cares for Sea Turtles Found on Brevard Beaches

2011

10/28/11 - Dead Turtles Wash Up on Brevard Shore
08/28/11 - Hurricane Irene’s Smallest Victims: Baby Sea Turtles
08/28/11 - Hundreds of Baby Sea Turtles Lose their Lives After Hurricane Irene
08/26/11 - Storms May Toss Sea Turtles Ashore; How to Help
05/21/11 - Protecting Wildlife During the Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix Races this Weekend
05/06/11 - Sea Turtle Preservation Society: Keeping Brevard Beaches Safe
05/02/11 - Lights out for Sea Turtles
03/12/11 - SeaWorld Saves their 1000th Sea Turtle and More

2010

09/10 - Brandon Smith of the Sea Turtle Preservation Society
09/09/10 - Sea Turtle Preservation Society Hosts ‘Turtle Krawl 5K’
07/15/10 - Sea Turtle Harassment, Beheadings Reported on Brevard Beaches
07/10/10 - Turtles Found Slain; Nests Worry Activists
01/14/10 - Haywire Winter Weather, Affects Tourists – and Turtles
01/08/10 - Fla’s Big Chill: Iguanas Drop, Manatees Huddle

2008

08/21/08 - 2 Feet of Rain and ‘Nowhere for It To Go’
08/09/08 - Sea Turtle Response Overflows
07/07/08 - Sea Turtle Society Seeks Emergency Response Team Volunteers 
05/01/08 - Natural Resources Boost Local Economy

2007

01/07/07 – 7th Annual Turtle Krawl

2006

07/17/06 - Wildlife Officials Tout “Turtle Walks
06/26/06 - Endangered Turtles Threaten Efforts to Replenish Gulf Beaches
02/12/06 - Scouting Days Scheduled at the Brevard Zoo

2005

06/17/05 - A Sea-Traversing Trek Ends on Florida’s Beaches
03/05/05 – Interview: Donna Lee Crawford, Turtle Krawl
01/01/05 - Green Brevard. The Sea Turtle Preservation Society

2003

08/03 - Non-Profit Organization in Brevard County Rescues Thousands of Cold-Stunned Sea Turtle Hatchlings

2002

07/07/02 - Heavens! “Starry Nights’ at Space Coast
02/15/02 - Working With Groups around Florida to Provide Educational Materials and “Sea Turtle Friendly” Awards

2001

07/28/01 - 54 Turtle Hatchlings Saved

1999

04/22/99 - Once Near Death, Sea Turtles Get Fresh Beginning

1998

05/29/98 - Protected Turtle Eggs Are Taken

1995

03/21/95 - Ill, Dying Turtles Worry Scientists

1994

11/16/94 - Tropical Storn Hurls Baby Turtles Back Onto Brevard County Beaches

1992

04/01/92 - Pulling Turtles Out of the Soup

1991

10/22/91 - Historians Want To Raise $35,000 for House Project
08/04/91 - Sea Turtle Society to Hold Celebration
05/05/91 - Lights Going Out Along the Beach Sea Turtles Returning to Brevard to Lay their Eggs
04/20/91 - Brevard Mall to Show Lots of Green for Earth Day

1990

07/20/90 - Celebration Set For Shelled Species

1989

10/05/89 - 3 Environmental Groups To Split Game Proceeds
06/30/89 - Group Trying to Get Turtles, Kids Together
06/25/89 - Leatherback Tracks Excite Sebastian Personnel

1988

08/11/88 - A Little Glue, Fiberflass Fix Injured Turtle’s Shell
08/06/88 - Turtle Patrol Gets Green Light to Resume Using ATVs at Night
08/03/88 - Turtle Group May Get to Resume Patrols
06/12/88 - Lights Out. A Brevard County Sea Turtle Protection Group
06/01/88 - 5 Sea Turtles Found Dead or Injured
04/30/88 - Lights Out On the Beach — Turtle Nesting Season Starts
03/13/88 - Dim Lights Brighten Turtles’ Future Sea Creatures’ Nesting Season Is Approaching
01/01/88 - Turtle Recovers

1987

10/24/87 - Baby Sea Turtles Get Helping Hand
07/15/87 - Rescuers Save Rare Sea Turtle but Not Flipper
05/15/87 - Rare Sight – Sea Turtle Lays Eggs in Daylight
05/08/87 - Surf, Sand Will Star in Celebration
03/20/87 - Sea Turtles May Get More Help Patrols Want Equipment to Help Catch Violators
02/12/87 - Town Will Lease House to Group Aiding Turtles
02/10/87 - Group Trying to Give Sea Turtles a Home

1986

08/17/86 - Turtle Reinforcements
08/12/86 - Reinforcements to Help Fight for Turtles
02/19/86 - Turtle Experts Weigh Egg Hatching Plans

 

 

 

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