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E-Newsletter April 2014

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

E-Newsletter April 2014

Our newsletter is back! Keep an eye out each month for a new installment. Click on the link below to view this month's edition. April 2014 Turtle...

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Early Camp Registration for Members

Posted on Apr 14, 2014

Early Camp Registration for Members

Sea Turtle Summer Camp dates have been set!! Early registration for our Children's Summer Camp begins today! Open registration begins May 1st so beat the rush and sign your child up today! Remember due to our limited facility space, camp spots are extremely limited. We can only take a maximum of 10 children per session so don't delay! Camp info can be found...

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Facility Closing for Maintenance

Posted on Apr 7, 2014

Facility Closing for Maintenance

  The Independent Pool & Spa Association (IPPSA) is generously donating their time, service & expertise to Sea Turtle, Inc. by updating our filtration systems. This is a HUGE and much needed project to help our facility serve a growing number of sick & injured sea turtles. Due to the magnitude of this project, the facility will be closed to the public on the following days: Wednesday, April 9th Thursday, April 10th Friday, April 11th       We expect to be open for our regular schedule by Saturday, April 12th....

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Sea Turtle Nesting Patrol Training

Posted on Mar 18, 2014

Sea Turtle Nesting Patrol Training

SEA TURTLE NESTING PATROL TRAINING!  Federal training will be held on FRIDAY MARCH 21st at the South Padre Island Convention Center. Please e-mail Kat: kat.lillie@nullseaturtleinc.org to sign up! 9am-12pm: session for BOTH foot patrol and ATV patrol 1pm-3pm: additional session for ATV patrol only (ATV patrollers MUST attend both sessions, foot patrol only needs to come to the AM)...

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Mary Sue Arnspiger

Posted on Mar 9, 2014

Sea Turtle, Inc. is sad to hear of the death of a long-time friend and volunteer, Mary Sue "Sue" Arnspiger. Sue started volunteering with our founder, Ila Loetscher, in the early days of Sea Turtle, Inc. . She helped with various projects in Ila's house, sea turtle rehabilitation, & served as Treasurer on the board. She had a love for the ocean and also was an active member in the Island Shell Club and loved beach combing on South Padre Island. We appreciate the love & support Sue gave to the sea turtles in her life. Our thoughts and...

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Here We Come a'Turtlin!!!!

Posted on Dec 7, 2013

Here We Come a'Turtlin!!!!

Get in the Holiday Spirit!!! Sea Turtle, Inc. has two fun events coming up in December!       "Deck the Turtles" is our holiday decorating party!  We are in need of volunteers on Monday, December 9th from 9am to 4pm to help hang Christmas lights and decorate the facility. There will be hot chocolate, sweets and rockin Christmas music!! If you cannot come out to decorate, consider donating new or gently used Christmas lights and decorations. Remember they need to be water and wind proof.            ...

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Last Green Turtle Release-2013

Posted on Nov 1, 2013

Last Green Turtle Release-2013

Saturday, November 2nd 2013 We will be going out on our last Atlantic green sea turtle release on Saturday, November 2nd. This release will be a sunset cruise around the Laguna Madre Bay from 5-7pm aboard the Double Sunshine with American Diving. This release is open to the public.     Tickets are $10 per person and reservations for the cruise can be made through American Diving at 761.4243. Please DO NOT contact Sea Turtle, Inc. for reservations, we do not sell tickets for the cruise. The sea turtles being released are: Lady Bug,...

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We Remember Mary Mitchell

Posted on Oct 26, 2013

We Remember Mary Mitchell

Today we would like to honor a special volunteer who lost her battle to cancer on Monday. Mary Mitchell was a dedicated sea turtle patroller and facility volunteer for several years. She was an RN and worked at many area hospitals. She most recently worked at South Texas Rehabilitation where she formed many lasting friendships with coworkers and patients. Before her illness, Mary fulfilled her dream of becoming a certified SCUBA diver. This photo of her was taken at Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras during a dive trip.  Staff and volunteers will...

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RecycleLand!

Posted on Oct 25, 2013

RecycleLand!

Come join Sea Turtle, Inc. at South Padre Island's annual RecycleLand!!! This event promotes recycling and allows people on South Padre Island and surrounding communities to turn in items that we aren't able to recycle on a regular basis. Sea Turtle, Inc. will have an educational booth there as well. Stop by and say hello! ...

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Groundbreaking for New Facility!!

Posted on Sep 16, 2013

Groundbreaking for New Facility!!

On Saturday, September 14th, we officially broke ground for our new facility! Thank you to all who came to witness this historic event! As many of you know, we have been making expansion plans for quite a while. We have highly outgrown our current facility which attracts over 90,000 visitors per year (records set this summer) and houses dozens of turtles. Our new facility will be a large education center with a 234 person amphitheater, large tanks for permanent resident sea turtles, a bigger gift shop, a classroom, office space, and updated...

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