Beach Steward Program Toolkit
Season 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.
Zone captain or designated volunteer may enter survey data here
Additional data sheets
- St. Johns County Sea Turtle Hatchling Washback Survey Protocol
- FWC Sea Turtle Stranding Report
- Request for additional supplies:
- Notebook or enclosed clip board for holding data sheets
- 4 bait buckets (2 labeled “dead” and 2 labeled “live”)
- Caliper or ruler
- Sunscreen, hand sanitizer
- Pens and pencils
- Washback Survey Protocol
- Washback Data Sheet
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
Who 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 Hotline – Submit a Fish Kill Report online,
or call 1-800-636-051.
All fish types including but not limited to sharks and sunfish
Interested in volunteering? To find our more please visit the Beach Steward Page.