Now that you are trained cold stun sea turtle trackers, I encourage you to get on the beach over your break. If you are staying home and have some extra time, feel free to take your family members and friends along! You can show off the skills you’ve learned and educate others on how to spot a stranded sea turtle ~ they could still be out there! If you would like to take a bag or a bucket and gloves along with you and collect marine debris, I will award you community service hours for your time. Just email me a photo of what you’ve collected (would love to see you in it!) and the date and time you were out there. I will post the cold stun protocol to our website under events if you’d like to have that handy with the NYS stranding hotline.
I got out on West Meadow Beach yesterday heading towards Crane Neck Point and picked up 18 lbs of trash in one hour! I found 3 balloons, plenty of balloon string included one wrapped around a whelk snail egg case (I freed the egg case), plastic bottles, take out containers, two seperate shoes, metal cans, carpet and a car battery cover. It’s crazy how much is out in the environment that doesn’t belong there.
*this is an at home opportunity for community service hours, no sign ups necessary
Dates/Times: Anywhere, anytime between 12/22 and 1/2
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