The City of Titusville, Florida / News4th Annual Titusville Sea Turtle FestivalWednesday, May 21, 2014
The 4th Annual Titusville Sea Turtle Festival is a partnership between the City of Titusville, the National Park Service, and a number of businesses and organizations in the North Brevard area. The festival is an event to promote education and conservation of the threatened and endangered sea turtle species that live and nest in our local environments. Last year, over 7,900 nesting sea turtles were reported along the Canaveral National Seashore.
The festival takes place June 13 -15 at Mariner's Way in Titusville, with additional events in Downtown Titusville, and hands-on activities along the Canaveral National Seashore. Activities and events include Friday Night Live! Downtown Block Party, the Junior Rangers at Playalinda Beach #3, the Sunshine Stroll through Downtown Titusville, a Turtle Awareness Program at Caffe Chocolat, an evening Sea Turtle Summer Soiree at The Downtown Art Gallery, a nighttime Turtle Watch at the Canaveral National Seashore, and many more events. For the full schedule and further information on the festival please visit www.titusvilleseaturtlefestival.com
or call 321-403-9334.
Here are some other ways you can help with the conservation efforts to save our sea turtles- If you see a turtle on the beach – do not touch or disturb it. Call Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife Alert at 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922). Take all items you brought to the beach with you when you go. Never leave trash on the beach or in the water. Turn off all lights at night on the beach – it’s the law. Do not take flash photos of turtles. Volunteer for beach cleanups. Participate in organized turtle watches. Pick up discarded fishing line. Never buy products made from endangered species. Buy a Sea Turtle Specialty License Plate for your vehicle. Revenue from the sale of sea turtle license plates goes to support sea turtle research, conservation, and education in Florida.