Leatherback sea turtles are on their way to Sandy Point! Where will the first one land? Enter our free contest – just guess when and where the first leatherback nest will be found Enter at this link! Grand prize is a symbolic leatherback adoption – you’ll get to name one of our nesting turtles, a … More Where Will They Land?
Read all about what we were up to this past year! We are busy with plans and activities for 2023, but it’s great to take a look back at the year behind us. Thanks to you all for supporting us ❤️ Download your copy at this link – St. Croix Sea Turtle Project @ Sandy … More Our 2022 Newsletter is Ready
Sea Turtle Release! Please join us tomorrow, Friday, 18 November at 2:30 p.m. at Fort Frederik Beach for the release of Mahogany, the loggerhead sea turtle that was found at Frederiksted Pier with injuries and then rehabilitated by Coral World. She is ready to go home! STAR-Sea Turtle Assistance and Rescue 340-690-0474 Read our Press … More Sea Turtle Release!
We are thrilled to recognize local St. Croix student artists who entered our art contest from earlier this summer! We had over 100 entries and all art pieces were terrific representations of sea turtle conservation in the USVI. Here are our winners for the 2023 Sea Turtle Calendar! You can order yours here ($20). COVER … More Art Contest Winners Announced!
USVI Students! We would love to see your artwork showing how sea turtles are important to the Virgin Islands Art contest is now open until 3 September 2022 (Sandy Point opening day). Full rules, eligibility and how to submit your art maybe found on this page – Art Contest Rules and Eligibility! It’s free to … More Art contest now OPEN!
Beach cleanup! It’s nearly time to give the beach back to the leatherback turtles, and we want to make sure it’s welcoming for them! Please join our cleanup on Saturday 26 March, from 7 to 9 am at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge. For more details and to sign up (great prizes for participating), please … More Tidy up for the Turtles!
Mona, are you returning to us? This month’s update has us excitedly wondering where Mona is headed Mona is halfway between Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Windward Islands, could she be returning to nest this year? (Leatherbacks generally skip a year or two after nesting). We’ll have to see if she … More Is Mona coming home?
What an amazing response to our Leatherback Contest! We had 168 entries with over 500 guesses! Out of those entries, FIVE people chose the correct date (21 February) and the correct beach (North Beach). To choose prizes, we drew random entries of the winners! Prizes are as follows (we’ll follow up with each of you) … More Leatherback Contest Winners!
Are you a high school student with a passion and interest for the environment and do you enjoy spending time outside? We have a PAID summer job opportunity for you! Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge is excited to be offering paid summer positions through the Youth Conservation Corps Program for students ages 15-18! This program … More Summer Job Opportunity!
Guess the correct date and location of Sandy Point’s first leatherback nest and win! Every year, once we get into February, our team starts to speculate amongst ourselves when and where the first leatherback nest of the season will be. This year we thought we’d share this fun game with you so you can play … More Leatherback Contest!