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On Saturday October 5, 2018, I had the pleasure of joining the Longboat Key Turtle Watch in a coastal cleanup effort while representing Trash Swag Inc. The Longboat Key Turtle Watch is a not-for-profit permitted with the Florida Wildlife Commission under Mote Marine Laboratory, and is authorized perform activities associated with Sea Turtle nesting. The LBKTW volunteers comb the beach looking for signs of new nesting, disturbed nests, and to remove trash/debris from the coastline and sea oats that could potentially harm sea turtles during nesting.
Educational and Inspiring, here is why "Everyone Should Volunteer a Morning with Longboat Key Turtle Watch"!
Devastated by the vast amount of garbage she witnessed (plastic bags, water bottles, single use plastic utensils, etc.), Caroline Powers an underwater photographer described the area between the islands of Roatan and Cayos Cochinos, off the coast of Honduras as a “sea of human waste, slowing choking the ocean surface” (Malloy, 2017).