Coastal Wildlife Club Inc


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About Us

Dedicated to increasing awareness of our coastal resources, our major program is monitoring of sea turtle nesting beaches on Manasota Key.

Our primary responsibility as turtle patrollers is to monitor, document, and report on sea turtle activity for the state of Florida. From mid-April through October, each day from about dawn, CWC patrollers walk the Gulf beaches, primarily on Manasota Key, looking for evidence of sea turtle activity from the previous night. A secondary but also important responsibility is outreach.

We submit our data in end-of-season reports to the Florida Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). We are permitted for our beach work by the FWC.