Turtle News

November, 2016 e-Newsletter

Posted on Nov 29, 2016

November, 2016 e-Newsletter

Click here to read our November newsletter. Stories include a feature on our education mission, winter weather preparations, an interview with artist Kay Kocour and monthly patient updates. Well worth the click!!!

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Giving Tuesday

Posted on Nov 3, 2016

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday falls directly after Thanksgiving and was initiated in 2012  as an  event to counter the commercialism of the Christmas season. The money you spend on #givingtuesday does not go toward the purchase of consumer goods, but to support your favorite non-profit. We recognize that you, our main donors, are supporting us all year long. For Giving Tuesday 2016, we are asking you to tell us why you already are a financial supporter of Sea Turtle, Inc. We would love to share your stories with our...

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October, 2016 e-Newsletter

Posted on Nov 1, 2016

October, 2016 e-Newsletter

Click here to read our October newsletter : Feature story focuses on our community partnership in rescuing stranded sea...

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Our official statement on the upcoming Lantern Festival

Posted on Oct 6, 2016

Our official statement on the upcoming Lantern Festival

Sea Turtle, Inc.’s Statement on Lantern Festival Many folks and organizations have asked for our opinion on the South Padre Island Holiday Celebration and Lantern Festival scheduled for December 2, 2016. During this event, hundreds of bio-degradable, illuminated lanterns will be released and will likely float over the Laguna Madre. Rates of decomposition for the various materials within the lantern can be from weeks to months. Although this may create a beautiful image, many are concerned for the wildlife of the Laguna Madre, including sea...

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September, 2016 e-Newsletter

Posted on Sep 29, 2016

September, 2016 e-Newsletter

Click here to read this month's stories featuring a recap of our annual fundraiser, a "trash story" on our nesting beaches, and  informative news concerning our patients and red tide.

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2016 Fall Fundraiser!!!

Posted on Aug 31, 2016

2016 Fall Fundraiser!!!

2016 Fall Fundraiser!!!! https://seaturtleinc.ticketspice.com/reggae-with-the-ridleys Can you believe summer is wrapping up and fall is on the way?!! That being said, it is time once again for our annual fundraiser! This year’s theme…Reggae with the Ridleys!  The event will be held at Louie’s Backyard on Saturday, September 17th from 5:30pm – 10pm. This is a locally driven event and it is because of our generous and loyal community that Sea Turtle, Inc. has grown and thrived as a non-profit sea turtle rescue center. It should be coinciding...

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August, 2016 e-Newsletter

Posted on Aug 31, 2016

August, 2016 e-Newsletter

Click here to read this month's stories featuring the final numbers for the 2016 nesting/hatchling season. Also, informative news concerning our residents and patients, and all the details about our Fall fundraiser!!!

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2016 Photo Contest

Posted on Aug 23, 2016

2016 Photo Contest

Calling all photographers! We are hosting a photo contest for our 2016 Calendar. Do you have some fabulous pictures of sea turtles from our releases - hatchling, boat, beach, any release from South Padre Island???? Well, we need YOUR pictures! Let's Start with the Rules: 1. Any picture of a sea turtle submitted MUST have been taken on South Padre Island at a Sea Turtle, Inc. sponsored release. 2. The focus of the photo must be a sea turtle hatchling(s) or a rehabilitated released sea turtle(s). 3. You may only submit 3 photos per person. 4....

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In Memory of Les Hodgson, Board of Director Member and Local Hero

Posted on Aug 9, 2016

In Memory of Les Hodgson, Board of Director Member and Local Hero

Sea Turtle, Inc. family mourns the loss of Board member, Les Hodgson. Les was a past president of the Texas Shrimp Association, and he served as the United States representative on the Consultative Committee of the Inter-American Conference on Sea Turtle Restoration. He was a member of the Kemp’s ridley recovery team and a 2014 recipient of the Harte Hero Award, awarded by Texas A&M Harte Institute. Les was a staunch advocate for the ridley sea turtle, pushing the fishing industry to become proactive in conservation. In times when funding...

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July, 2016 eNewsletter

Posted on Jul 29, 2016

July, 2016 eNewsletter

Click here to read this edition featuring articles on producing a public release, an investigation into why three sea turtles have recently stranded entangled in seismic gear, and great news about our FP patients!  Volunteer recognition too!!!

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