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Since it was established on May 6, 1986, the Sea Turtle Preservation Society (STPS) has frequently been in the news. Whether it is about its volunteers, activities, or annual fundraiser Turtle Krawl 5K, STPS has been a newsmaker due to its mission of “helping sea turtles survive.”

To follow the history of the STPS, read the following articles which contain links that were posted on the web or published in local and area newpapers.

This page is constantly being updated as new articles are posted and published. So check back frequently to read about STPS making the news!

2018

11/26/18 – Turtle Society Holds Fundraiser – Intracoastal Brewing on December 16
11/09/18 – Sea Turtle Preservation Society Launches New Marketing and Public Relations Team
09/25/18 – Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Heads Home (PDF) (Video)
09/24/18 – Guacamole the Sea Turtle, Who Survived a Shark Attack, Released Back to Sea in Cocoa Beach (PDF)
08/20/18 – Port Canaveral Expands Sea Turtle Rescue Efforts (PDF)
08/20/18 – Sea Turtle Preservation Society to Open Rescue Trucks at Port Canaveral (PDF)
08/11/18 – Turtle Nesting Season Means ‘Lights Out’ (PDF)
06/06/18 – Melbourne Beach Event Celebrates World Sea Turtle Day and Archie Carr Park Namesake (PDF)
05/31/18 –  Sea Turtle Festival Returns to Titusville (PDF)
05/10/18 – Brevard Beaches Largest Nesting Area for Sea Turtles (PDF)
05/01/18 – Sea Turtle Season Returns to Florida! (PDF)
04/20/18 – Sea Turtle Worries Lead Cocoa Beach to Scale Back Dog-Friendly Beach Boundaries (PDF)
01/29/18 – Sea Turtles Stunned by Cold Weather Rescue in Florida (PDF)

2017

09/12/17 – Irma Batters Beaches, Residents, and Baby Sea Turtles
09/01/17 – Sea Turtle “Washbacks” on Florida’s Coastline
07/09/17 – Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Rescue Loggerhead Turtle Injured By Boat Propeller
05/01/17 – Sea Turtle Mating Season Shuts Down the Lights Along the Coast
03/08/17 – Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Saves Sea Turtle At Port Canaveral
01/25/17 – Rusty the Turtle Returns to Sea

2016

11/10/16 – Post-Hatching Sea Turtles in Trouble
10/18/16 – Brevard Zoo Caring for Hurricane-Stranded Baby Turtles
04/04/16 – Social Entrepreneur

2015

12/17/15 – SeaWorld Releases Sea Turtles Off Florida Beach
07/10/15 – Melbourne Beach Targets Plastic Bags to Help Sea Turtles
07/07/15 – Distressed Sea Turtle Rescued in Brevard County
05/05/15 – Florida Sea Turtle License Plate Grant
01/13/15 – Sea World Orlando Caring For Injured Sea Turtle

2014

01/09/14 – SeaWorld Returns Rescued Loggerhead Turtle To Ocean (Video)

2013

10/25/13 – SeaWorld Orlando Removes Fish Hooks From Sea Turtle
10/25/13 – SeaWorld Performs Sea Turtle Throat Surgery
10/03/13 – Brevard Animal Rescue To Air On ABC Series’ Premiere
07/19/13 – 5 Steps to Sea Turtle Adventure
06/11/13 – Sea Turtle Preservation Society Art Contest
06/06/13 – Sea Turtle Preservation Society Open House
05/08/13 – Florida Sea Turtle License Plate Grant
04/22/13 – Sea Turtle Nesting Season Rapidly Approaching
04/07/13 – Much-Needed Sea Turtle Hospital Planned at Brevard Zoo
02/14/13 – Sea Turtle Rehab Receives Rare Turtle
02/12/13 – Sea Turtle Preservation Society Assists In Distress Calls

2012

10/29/12 – Sea Turtle Preservation Society Receives Grants
09/11/12 – 2012 Turtle Krawl
08/15/12 –2012 Turtle Krawl 5K Benefits Sea Turtle Preservation Society
08/12/12 – Efforts Pay Off, Sea Turtle Population Grows
08/08/12 – Rescuers Mistake Sick Sea Turtle for Distressed Swimmer
08/08/12 – Rescued Melbourne Sea Turtle Receives Care At SeaWorld
08/01/12 – Saving Our Sea Turtles
05/20/12 – Boaters Asked to Use Caution Around Sea Turtles
05/02/12 – Dr. Shamblin To Speak at Sea Turtle Preservation Society’s Monthly Meeting

2011

10/28/11 – Dead Turtles Wash Up On Brevard Shore
05/01/11 – Sea Turtle Preservation Society–Keeping Brevard’s Beaches Safe
03/12/11 – SeaWorld Saves Their 1,000th Turtle and More

2010

01/08/10 – Fla.’s Big Chill–Iguanas Drop, Manatees Huddle

2008

08/21/08 – 2 Feet of Rain, and ‘Nowhere for It to Go’

2007

01/07/07 – 7th Annual Turtle Krawl

2005

06/17/05 – A Sea-Traversing Trek Ends on Florida’s Beaches
03/05/05 – Interview with Donna Lee Crawford, Turtle Krawl
01/01/05 – Green Brevard: Sea Turtle Preservation Society

2003

08/03 – Non-Profit Organization in Brevard County Rescues Thousands of Cold-Stunned Sea Turtle Hatchlings

2002

07/07/02 – Heavens! `Starry Nights’ At Space Coast

2001

07/28/01 – 54 Turtle Hatchlings Saved

1999

04/22/99 – Once Near Death, Sea Turtles Get Fresh Beginning

1995

03/21/95 – Ill, Dying Turtles Worry Scientists

1994

11/16/94 – Tropical Storm Hurls Baby Turtles Back Onto Brevard County Beach

1991

10/22/91 – Historians Want To Raise $35,000 For House Project
08/04/91 – Sea Turtle Society To Hold Celebration
05/05/91 – Lights Going Out Along The Beach Sea Turtles Returning To Brevard To Lay Their Eggs
04/20/91 – Brevard Mall To Show Lots Of Green For Earth Day

1990

07/20/90 – Celebration Set For Shelled Species

1989

10/05/89 – 3 Environmental Groups To Split Game Proceeds
06/30/89 – Group Trying To Get Turtles, Kids Together
06/25/89 – Leatherback Tracks Excite Sebastian Personnel

1988

08/11/88 – A Little Glue, Fiberglass Fix Injured Turtle’s Shell
08/06/88 – Turtle Patrol Gets Green Light To Resume Using ATVs At Night
08/03/88 – Turtle Group May Get To Resume Patrols
06/12/88 – Lights Out-A Brevard County Sea Turtle Protection Group…
06/01/88 – 5 Sea Turtles Found Dead Or Injured
04/30/88 – Lights Out On The Beach — Turtle Nesting Season Starts
03/13/88 – Dim Lights Brighten Turtles’ Future Sea Creatures’ Nesting Season Is Approaching
01/01/88 – Turtle Recovers

1987

10/24/87 – Baby Sea Turtles Get Helping Hand
07/15/87 – Rescuers Save Rare Sea Turtle But Not Flipper
05/15/87 – Rare Sight — Sea Turtle Lays Eggs In Daylight
05/08/87 – Surf, Sand Will Star In Celebration
03/20/87 – Sea Turtles May Get More Help Patrols Want Equipment To Help Catch Violators
02/12/87 – Town Will Lease House To Group Aiding Turtles
02/10/87 – Group Trying To Give Sea Turtles A Home

1986

08/17/86 – Turtle Reinforcements
08/12/86 – Reinforcements To Help Fight For Turtles
02/19/86 – Turtle Experts Weigh Egg-Hatching Plans