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Join us in Supporting our own Dori Hughes in the National Cox Conserves Hero Contest

STPS would like to congratulate Dori Hughes, a longtime volunteer and board member, for being recognized as the Florida winner in the Cox Conserves Heroes program and winning $10,000 for STPS. Dori now competes through online voting Oct. 1-15 at the national level for a $50,000 award. Please take a minute and VOTE today!

Our Own: Dori Hughes


Dori Hughes is a devoted volunteer. She has a strong passion for protecting endangered sea turtles and their marine habitats. In addition to conserving her local beaches through monthly cleanups, she dedicates her time to both the Sea Turtle Preservation Society and the Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center.

At the Sea Turtle Healing Center, Dori helps maintain and clean the holding tanks, prepares meals for the sea turtles and feeds them. She also assists the medical staff with treatments and in releasing the turtles back into the ocean when their treatment is complete.

One of Dori’s favorite activities with the Sea Turtle Preservation Society is conducting Nesting Surveys. She loves walking the beach while looking for turtle tracks and educating beachgoers along the way. She is the Permit Holder for Nesting Surveys and is in charge of all the volunteer teams. Dori also reports the data collected to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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