Daughter’s legacy continues through turtle center

Growing up on Cape Cod, it was no surprise that Shanna Litterst loved the ocean – as well as its inhabitants.

Shanna Litterst

Shanna Litterst

In 2007, the 21-year-old biology major was interning at a fish hatchery on the Cape – her ultimate goal was to become a marine biologist.

But six weeks before she graduated college, Shanna was killed in a car accident.

The Littersts contacted the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center and during a meeting with director Cathy Holmes in November, they made a $50,000 donation toward the center.

Holmes told the Littersts that the organization wanted to name the interpretive center after their daughter.

Read the full story in the July 30 edition of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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