Plastic and Marine Debris
Marine debris has become an increasing problem in the last few decades. Items such as balloons, netting, and fishing line often wash ashore, potentially creating obstacles for nesting adult females and hatchlings. Proper recycling and disposal of these items can help not only sea turtles, but keep a healthy and clean beach environment for all to enjoy! We encourage everyone to reduce their use of plastics, particularly single-use plastics. For more information on our REFUSE program, you can visit https://www.myboca.us/2142/REFUSE-Single-Use-Plastics.