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 and 2020, 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! Donations may be made at this link!
Volunteers, team roster and supporters: SuperVolunteer Donna Boles, Sharon Early, Dante Trivett, Yaira Ortiz, Ajani Saldana, Jim and Ann Mulder, Jen Valiulis, Annie Brown & Philippa, Corina Marks, Susan Mikulecky, Macallan Durkin & Alana, Kelly Stewart (team lead), Claudia Lombard (team lead), Shannon Borowy, Dana DeSousa, Jeremy Smith, Romina Ramos, Makayla Kelso, Nina Mauney, Carmen Candal, Emma Dlutkowski, Breathe Salt & Yoga, Tracy Cole, Sara Symons, Rob Kober, Joe Salomone, James Stewart, Claire Gonzales, Shreya Banerjee, ReefBox, 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, Sara Scarfo, Tawnya Merritt, Zach Butler, Duke Marine Lab Sea Turtle Class, Wendy Mathisen, Louisa Porter, Allie Meyer, Brian Holt, 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 2020 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 in 2019! We will resume in 2021.
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.