The fundraiser for the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project kicks off for Coastal Georgia's sea turtle nesting season. After the trot, experience a one of a kind event as the Georgia Sea Turtle Center releases a sea turtle into the ocean.
Fundraiser at Fannie's
What: Meet and greet with Patrick McGlade, appetizers, music provided by Randy "Hatman" Smith. $5 suggested donation for entry (all proceeds go to juvenile arthritis)
When: Friday at 5-8 p.m.
Where: Fannie's on the Beach- Tybee Island
For more information: Call Fannie's on the Beach at 912-786-6109
•6th Annual Turtle Trot-5K Beach Run
What: 5K Beach Run to benefit the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project
When: Saturday, sign-in starts at 7:30 a.m. run/walk starts at 8:30
Sea Turtle release at approximately 10
Where: Tybee Island Marine Science Center next to Tybee Pier and Pavilion
Registration: $25 for non-members, $20 for Science Center members. To register online go to www.TybeeTurtleTrot.net
For more information: call 912-786-5917 or online at www.TybeeTurtleTrot.net
About the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project:
During nesting season, May to October, loggerhead sea turtles nest on our beach. Females dig their nest, lay eggs, and head back to the ocean. In 60 days, the babies hatch and, on their own, make their way across the beach and out to the sea.
Sea Turtle Project volunteers conduct daily dawn patrols to check for turtle nesting activity from the night before. Any nests found are protected, marked off and monitored until the hatchlings make their way across the beach and into the sea.