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Trash Bash finds debris from Hurricane Michael

Trash Bash finds debris from Hurricane Michael

Volunteers of Navarre Beach’s month Trash Bash pulled more than 300 pounds of marine debris from the coastline Feb. 24, but mother nature may be to blame for a big chunk of that junk. Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center volunteer Nicole Stephens organizes Trash Bash. Read the full article in the March 7 issue […]

Trash Bash removes pounds of garbage from beach

Trash Bash removes pounds of garbage from beach

Each month dozens and sometimes more than 100 volunteers gather along Navarre Beach to spend their Saturday morning picking up trash. They are working as part of the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s efforts to eliminate marine debris from the beach. Read the full article in the Nov. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Trash bash

Join the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center to help keep Navarre Beach clean and sea turtle friendly. Volunteers will meet at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier in the parking lot at 8 a.m. For more information, visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.

Trash bash

Join the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center to help keep Navarre Beach clean and sea turtle friendly. Volunteers will meet at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier in the parking lot at 8 a.m. Bring work gloves, sun protection and water. For more information, visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.

International Coastal Cleanup coming to Navarre

International Coastal Cleanup coming to Navarre

Around the world and on Navarre Beach thousands of volunteers will be picking up trash Sept. 16 as part of the 31st annual International Coastal Cleanup. International Coastal Cleanup is a program of the Ocean Conservancy. Each year the group coordinates with agencies and citizens in countries across the globe to clean up coastal waterways […]

Trash bash

Join the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center at the next Trash-Bash event and help keep Navarre Beach clean and sea turtle friendly. Volunteers will meet at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier in the parking lot at 8 a.m. Bring work gloves, sun protection and water. For more information, visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.

Partnership gives cigarette butts new purpose

Partnership gives cigarette butts new purpose

When volunteers swarm Navarre Beach to collect garbage each month, cigarette butts often fill their collection buckets. Thousands of these burned, squished and tossed pieces of trash are left on the beach to eventually wash into the Gulf of Mexico. Once in the water this garbage poses a serious threat to wildlife that may accidentally […]

Trash bash

Join the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center to help keep Navarre Beach clean and sea turtle friendly. Volunteers will meet at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier in the parking lot at 8 a.m. Bring work gloves, sun protection and water. For more information, call 850-499-6774 or visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.

Sea turtle nesting season is here

Sea turtle nesting season is here

Monday marked the start of a special time on Navarre Beach. Sea turtle nesting season has begun and will continue through October. There are four species of endangered and threatened sea turtles that come to Navarre Beach to lay their eggs. Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center Director Cathy Holmes said this is an exciting […]

Tourists and locals alike responsible for beach litter

Tourists and locals alike responsible for beach litter

Approximately 2,000 pounds of garbage were collected off Navarre Beach this year by volunteers each month, and despite tourist season coming to an end the garbage bag loads keep coming. Those collecting that garbage and reporting the numbers are the volunteers behind the monthly Trash Bash, a spinoff of the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation […]

Trash bash

Join the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center at the next Trash-Bash event and help keep Navarre Beach clean and sea turtle friendly. Volunteers will meet at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier in the parking lot at 8 a.m. Bring work gloves, sun protection and water. For more information, visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

A Santa Rosa County ordinance states: “It shall be unlawful for items generally used for swimming, sunbathing, or beach recreation to remain on the beach between two hours after dusk and two hours after sunrise, except as otherwise permitted in this section. As used in this section, the phrase “items generally used for swimming, sunbathing, […]

Turtle Conservation Center expands efforts

Turtle Conservation Center expands efforts

The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC) hosts a Trash Bash each month, collecting debris found along the beach in order to protect sea turtles that nest on the beach as well as other forms of marine life. More than 1,100 pounds of trash was collected a year ago and a little more than […]

Nearly 70 volunteers clean the beach

Nearly 70 volunteers clean the beach

Plastic bags. Bottles. Cups. Straws. Cans. Fishing line. Just some of the items collected by nearly 70 volunteers Saturday as part of the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s monthly “Trash Bash.” In all, volunteers removed more than 215 pounds of trash from Navarre Beach in just more than two hours.  

Volunteers clean the beach

Volunteers clean the beach

Navarre Beach was packed with tourists and local residents July 4. Unfortunately, not everything that went to the beach Friday made it home or in to a trash receptacle. The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center scheduled a special trash bash July 5 expecting the beach would need some special attention after the holiday. They […]