In Florida, sea turtle nesting season begins May 1 and runs through October. As the largest nesting area in the world for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean Loggerhead, it’s up to us to ensure a safe nesting season.
At Beaches Energy, we work with the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol (BSTP) and the City of Jacksonville Beach to spread the word about turtle safety and help enforce the Patrol’s recommendations.
Last year, we launched the #CleanDarkFlat movement asking Beaches residents to join us in our efforts. Thanks to overwhelming community support, the campaign was a huge success. Participating local coffee shops sold out of #CleanDarkFlat mugs quickly, allowing us to donate nearly $5,000 directly to the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol to help protect sea turtles.
How We’re Helping
Light pollution and artificial light prevents mother turtles from coming ashore to lay eggs. It can also cause hatchlings to become disoriented and wander inland, rather than toward the water. Each nesting season, we help prevent this by:
- Turning off street lights at beach access points where nests are present
- Promoting Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol recommendations to all Beaches Energy Customers
Join the #cleandarkflat movement
This year, in addition to our usual efforts, we partnered with local coffee shops and sold mugs to raise funds for BSTP. With the funds raised, BSTP will continue to keep our beaches protected
All mugs have sold out across locations. Thank you to the amazing community and coffee shops for their support! All proceeds will go to the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol to help fund their efforts.