Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Turtle Treks program on tap for Saturday

Turtle Treks program on tap for Saturday

Although the clear-bottom kayak tours of the artificial reef are booked for Saturday, that doesn’t mean people can’t come out and take advantage of an opportunity to learn more about sea turtles. The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center is hosting its Turtle Treks program the same day, providing visitors an opportunity to check out […]

Eagle Scout leaves legacy at Sea Turtle Center

Eagle Scout leaves legacy at Sea Turtle Center

Eagle Scout Lucas Pallone’s love of sea turtles was sparked as he watched hundreds of little hatchlings make a mad dash for the Gulf one evening when he was 14. Thanks to that spark Pallone has helped the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center by building two educational displays as part of his final project […]

Sea Turtle nesting season starts

Sea Turtle nesting season starts

The highly anticipated nesting season for sea turtles began May 1 and continues until October 31. Navarre Beach is home to four of the six of the species of sea turtles listed as threatened or endangered and protected by the Endangered Species Act; loggerhead, green, leatherback and Kemp’s ridley. “Starting the first of May we […]

Navarre Beach clean-up

Navarre Beach clean-up

The next Navarre Beach Trash Bash will be on Sunday, May 1 from 8 to 10 a.m., at the beach parking lot. Click here to view photos featured in the April 28 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online today to your community newspaper.

Turtle Center open for educational class

Turtle Center open for educational class

Everyone is anxiously awaiting the arrival of a resident sea turtle or two at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, but that doesn’t stop volunteers from teaching without a turtle in the pool. The center has been providing educational classes called “Turtle Trek’s” during the month of March for a $5 donation. Read the […]

Beach Beautification volunteer group quits

Beach Beautification volunteer group quits

Much of the foliage, trees and the entry signs to and from Navarre Beach are the product of a group of dedicated volunteers who are Beach Beautification Committee (BBC) members of the Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association (NBLRA.) Similar to many other committee projects in Navarre, the BBC existed to meet a need that […]

Pen Air’s Give a Click campaign gives back to local charities

Pen Air’s Give a Click campaign gives back to local charities

Pen Air Federal Credit Union’s Director of Marketing Pam Hatt came up with a fun way for the bank’s locations to highlight one of their company’s core values: communerosity: the coming together of community and generosity. Each of their 15 locations plus some of the office staff have decorated a wreath in the theme of […]

Tempers flare during tourism meeting

Tempers flare during tourism meeting

Frustrations ignited over Commissioner Rob Williamson’s suspension of county funding for the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center at the July 8 south end tourist development committee (SETDC) meeting. At one point Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Director Julie Morgan stood up and threatened to walk out following comments made by attendee T.J. Goulet, a […]

Williamson’s one-sided Facebook accounts don’t cut it

Williamson’s one-sided Facebook accounts don’t cut it

After eight months in office, District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson still doesn’t understand the purpose of the Fourth Estate – the “press.” He seems to believe social media is an adequate substitute for answering tough questions the reporters tend to ask elected officials. But after the last couple of weeks, we can’t really blame him […]

Sea turtle center construction to continue

Sea turtle center construction to continue

Despite District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson’s surprise move to suspend county funds for the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, planned construction will continue. “We were surprised by Commissioner Rob Williamson’s sudden decision to suspend funding,” Cinnamon Holderman, board president, said. “Additionally, we’re taken aback by statements that claim we have been uncooperative.” Williamson, who […]