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






















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