Nest 70

by The Folly Turtles Crew on July 20th, 2016

2016n70lightstracksPop test: how many violations of city ordinances can you find in this photo?

Hint … it’s not the tracks.

It’s the house lights being on, illuminating the beach, and the chairs being left on public beach all night.

Fortunately, the sea turtle that left the tracks (and a new nest) did not directly encounter the chairs and the lights didn’t disorient her … THIS TIME.

Violations are reported to Public Safety on a regular basis. Rental management companies distribute “beach rules” to all new arrivals. Signs are posted at nests and all walkovers.

If you have other ideas on how we can get and keep the word out about lights, chairs, litter, and nest protection, please let us know! This is especially important now that hatching has started. Thank you!

1 Comment
  1. rachel smith permalink

    My family stayed at Folly a couple of weeks ago and only saw the sea turtle rules posted on the fridge of the rental property we stayed in. Maybe awareness could further improve, especially with tourists, if the waiters at local restaurants on the island mentioned it to their restaurant guests. Also, if there was a way for some of the local churches to make announcements to heavy tourist congregations after mass. Sometimes word of mouth can go a long ways!

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