Flagler County Commissioner Unveils Sea Turtle Protection Brochures

By on May 24, 2016 in WNDB News

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Flagler County, FL-Sea Turtle Protection Guideline brochures were unveiled earlier this week by Flagler County Commissioner Frank Meeker. They are being distributed up and down the Atlantic coastline in Flagler County.

Meeker said when he realized how tough life is for sea turtles, he wanted them to have more protections, especially where he could do something about it.

Meeker received encouragement from a woman who is a longtime proponent of all measures that preserve the Hammock in Flagler County, Marge Rooyakkers. Meeker continued gathering information and the brochure was created that showed, what he called, best management practices for sea turtles.

One of the practices is removing beach furniture from the beach at night so the sea turtles don’t get bound up in it when they come ashore. Meeker said anything that could be detrimental to sea turtles is in the brochure.

Meeker worked with Flagler County Staff to create the informational leaflet for use by residents and visitors alike. He said that with more counties and cities adopting protections for sea turtles, their numbers are increasing and so are their nests.

Turtle nesting season runs through October 31.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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