Monday, January 17, 2022

A Note From Mary Kelly Nelson,

Photo Courtesy of NOAA

Photo Courtesy of NOAA

Environmental Specialist, Collier County Sea Turtle Protection:

We have received reports this week that there have been people on the beach at night with red headband lights looking for and disturbing nesting sea turtles.  Please remind your residents, renters and guests that flashlights, including red filter, flash photos and getting within 100’ of a sea turtle is not allowed. It is considered harassment and fines could be incurred.

If anyone sees this kind of activity please call the Marco Island Police Department non-emergency phone number: 239-389-5050, or Mary Kelly Nelson: 239-298-9736.

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