Turtle Nesting Season is Here
Help Save the Turtles
-Lights out and pull window shades down at 10 pm on beach side properties.
-Flatten your sand castles and fill your holes when you leave the beach.
-Do not disturb nests and please do not disturb sea turtle nest markers. Obey these signs and please stay out of marked areas.
-Remove beach litter. Balloons, plastic bags, Styrofoam and other non-degradable pollutants cause the deaths of many sea turtles as the turtles mistake these items for food.
-Stack or remove all beach furniture at the end of the day.
-Keep pets on a leash and away from sea turtles and their nests.
Should you find an injured turtle or other turtle situation call 843-338-2716 (Amber Kuehn, Turtle Protection Project Manager).
For Turtle Code Enforcement issues (lighting violations), call 843-341-4642 (Town of Hilton Head).
If you find a deceased turtle (not hatchlings) call 843-633-1639.