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      Volunteers Needed For Loggerhead Marinelife

      Center’s TurtleFest 2019 – Oceans Of Opportunity

        Love the ocean, craft food and beer, local art and stellar   Jersey Mike’s Subs, and a TurtleFest T-shirt. Volunteers are   About Loggerhead Marinelife Center
      music? Join Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) on   also welcome to enjoy the festival before or after their shift.    Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a nonprofit sea turtle
      Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Palm Beach     Interested in volunteering? Those interested in being a   research, rehabilitation and educational institution that promotes
      County’s largest ocean conservation festival – the 16th   TurtleFest volunteer in a variety of capacities can fill out an   conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and
      Annual TurtleFest!                                 online application at or email Sera   endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site hospital,
        This free, ocean-inspired festival, located at LMC and   Brown, volunteer coordinator, at   research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and
      the surrounding Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach, anticipates                                           also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class
      over 10,000 people throughout the day to celebrate and                                               angling and sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most
      learn about ocean conservation.                                                                      important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife
        Because this is a large-scale event, it requires many                                              Center is open daily and hosts over 350,000 guests free-of-
      hardworking and dedicated volunteers for the day. The                                                charge each year. The Center’s conservation team works with
      Center will need volunteers more than ever this year to                                              76 local and international organizations across six continents
      help make TurtleFest the best one yet!                                                               to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best
        TurtleFest will feature local vendors and art, games,                                              practices that are core to its mission of ocean conservation. The
      conservation-friendly  activities,  live  music,  craft  food                                        Center is expanding and has launched its Waves of Progress
      and beer, up-close interactions with the Center’s sea turtle                                         capital expansion campaign, designed to accelerate and amplify
      patients and so much more.                                                                           LMC’s conservation and education impact. When complete,
        Volunteers can choose a 4.5-hour shift in the morning or                                           the facility will offer one of the world’s most advanced and
      afternoon and will receive a free meal courtesy of sponsor,                                          unique experiences for guests and scientific partners. For more
                                                           Interested in being a vendor? LMC is also looking for   information, visit or call (561) 627-8280.
                                                         artists to exhibit at the festival and vendors to sell eco-
                                                         friendly, coastal-inspired merchandise. Visit marinelife.
                                                         org/turtlefest or email Cassidy Sparks, social media and
                                                         marketing coordinator, at to
                                                         participate as a vendor.
                                                           Sponsorship opportunities: For TurtleFest sponsorship
                                                         opportunities, contact Tracy Gulick, director of development,
                                                           Are you a member of the media? Members of the media
                                                         interested in covering TurtleFest 2019 should contact
                                                         Carla  B.  Mroz,  public  relations  and  communications
                                                         manager, at or (561) 627-8280,
                                                         Ext. 124.

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