Beach Steward Program Toolkit

survey the wrack lineSeason is from July 1st to November 30th (surveys and beach cleanups are September to November)
Interested in volunteering please visit the Volunteer Page to learn more! to learn more!
Successful implementation of the Beach Steward program requires coordination, teamwork, and consistency by all involved in marine turtle protection.

Data Entry

Zone captain or designated volunteer may enter survey data here

Additional data sheets

Supplies

Conditions

Weather: It is important that you know what kind of weather to expect during your morning surveys.
You can also load a weather predictor app on your iPhone or Smartphone. NOAA Weather Florida

Tides: It is important that you know what type of tide you will be encountering on your morning surveys.
You can also load a tides predictor app on your iPhone or Smartphone. NOAA Tide Predictor

Sea Turtle RescueWho do I call?

Never push an animal back into the ocean. The animal is either injured or ill and needs medical attention.

  • Stranded Sea Turtle – 1-888-404-FWCC (3922)
    If you are sea turtle patrol volunteer contact your permit holder.
  • Marine Mammals – 1-888-404-FWCC (3922)
    This includes whales and dolphins.
  • FWC Fish Kill HotlineSubmit a Fish Kill Report online,
    or call 1-800-636-051.
    All fish types including but not limited to sharks and sunfish

Contact

Interested in volunteering? To find our more please visit the Beach Steward Page.

Turtle on the beach