We couldn’t do this without you! Just like little hatchlings need each other below the surface of the sand to push their way to the top and out into the world, we need all of you to help us! In 2019, the following organizations, individuals and project partners supported our work – with sponsorship, financial donations, time, volunteers, and most of all, words of encouragement. Thank you so much!
Volunteers, team roster and supporters: SuperVolunteer Donna Boles, Dana DeSousa, Sharon Early, Jeremy Smith, Romina Ramos, Dante Trivett, Makayla Kelso, Nina Mauney, Carmen Candal, Emma Dlutkowski, Jim and Ann Mulder, Breathe Salt & Yoga, Tracy Cole, Corina Marks, Sara Symons, Rob Kober, Joe Salomone, James Stewart, Claire Gonzales, Shreya Banerjee, ReefBox, Liz Zimmer, Elise Diehl, Kelly Stewart (team lead), Claudia Lombard (team lead), Adventures in Diving STX, Jim and Lis Stewart, Dawn and Jeff Rudolph, Angela Picknell, Sue Roden, Amy Frey, Drue Frey, Amy Semple, Erin LaCasella, Jodi Plagge, Robin & Asher LeRoux, Shannon Borowy, Sara Scarfo, Tawnya Merritt, Zach Butler, Duke Marine Lab Sea Turtle Class, Meg Rondeau, Wendy Mathisen, Louisa Porter, Allie Meyer, Brian Holt, Jen Valiulis, St. Croix Environmental Association, Kirstina Barry and the entire Turtle Watch team, and many others!
A special thanks to all the families who adopted turtles this year; these funds go directly to help our volunteer turtle research assistants buy groceries on St. Croix!
Major supporters and funders
For the 2019 season, we’d like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their grants and in-kind support! Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, The Ocean Foundation, the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center‘s Marine Turtle Genetics Program, the Thomas A. and Lucille B. Horne Foundation, and the Propeller Club of Baltimore.
Cottages by the Sea – Providing a home for turtlers for over 35 years! Thank you for hosting us at Turtle Camp each year 🙂 And a big thank you to all the Cottages guests who came out to Turtle Talks on Tuesdays on the patio!
Columbia Sportswear – Keeping us kitted out in the best gear for all field conditions!
The St. Croix Leatherback Project is supported by the Sea Turtle Census Initiative, which is sponsored by The Ocean Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) organization, based in Washington, D.C., working globally to protect our oceans.