South Walton Turtle Watch is a 501c3 non profit group that began in 1995 in order to protect and conserve threatened and endangered sea turtles. We are permitted by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Our mission is to protect and conserve threatened and endangered sea turtles and their nesting habitat and to educate others about how they can help by keeping the beaches clean, dark, and flat so that nesting females and baby hatchlings have a safe and successful journey back to their marine habitat.
We conduct nesting surveys during sea turtle nesting season, May 1 through October 31, by locating and protecting nests, conducting nest inventories, respond to stranded, sick or injured sea turtles, record/report data.
All species of marine turtles are protected by the Endangered Species Act. It is against the law to touch, harass, interfere or interact with sea turtles without a permit.
If you have question about saving the sea turtles please use the form below to contact us.