Celebrating 35 Years of STPS
Then and now, the Sea Turtle Preservation Society’s mission remains the same: helping sea turtles survive.
This month, the Sea Turtle Preservation Society celebrates 35 years of protecting sea turtles and their habitat in Brevard County.
On May 6, 1986, the Sea Turtle Preservation Society was incorporated as a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization. This date marks the formal beginnings of an organization that had started four years earlier with a small group of dedicated volunteers.
The story begins in 1982 when Peter Bandre stopped by an Indialantic beach on his way to work and discovered dead and disoriented hatchlings in the parking lot and street. The event had quite an impact on him, and he sought out others helping these hatchlings. When he couldn’t find other agencies or conservationists, he obtained permits to allow the morning rescues to continue and began work along with others to address lighting issues.
Today, STPS continues to fulfill its mission to help sea turtles survive through both education and conservation programs. Let’s celebrate the dedication of our many volunteers as we look forward to realizing the vision of a world where sea turtles thrive.
To find out more about the organization today, take a look at the 2020 STPS annual report, which also can be found on the STPS website.
To mark the 35th anniversary, STPS has special offers available through online shopping. Check them out here: http://sea-turtle-preservation-society6.mybigcommerce.com/stps-35th-anniversary/