DONATE: We now have a faster way to donate in support of our work: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ShareTheBeach
MAHO SHADES PARTNERSHIP: Share the Beach and Maho Shades have partnered in 2021! Maho has committed to donating 1% of all sales this year back to Share the Beach. In addition, any purchase made using the code “TURTLES” will give you a 15% discount, plus donate another 10% of that sale back to Share the Beach. Learn more about Maho, a locally-owned small business, by visiting www.MahoShades.com.
NEW TURTLE TITLE: A follow-up book to “Miss Ella and the Turtle People” has been published! Local children’s author Linda Spangrud has written a second title in her Share-the-Beach-inspired series. “Miss Sandra and the Turtle People” follows a new volunteer and continues to discuss the man-made challenges, and solution, sea turtles on our beaches face. Linda’s dream is to see copies of the new book in condos across the coast! You can help make this a reality by donating to support this effort! You can:
1. Mail a check, payable to Alabama Coastal Foundation and including “Turtle Book Fundraiser” in the memo line, to:
Alabama Coastal Foundation
PO Box 1073
Mobile, AL 36633
2. Use the donation link at the top of this page to pay via PayPal. Be sure to note “Turtle Book Fundraiser” in the note section so we can keep track of all donations!
T-SHIRT SUPPORT: Share the Beach has partnered with ITS Classics’s graphic sea turtle shirts. For every t-shirt purchased, $1 will be donated to fund Share the Beach’s conservation work. Shirts can be found at three Baldwin County locations:
Pier 33 Gulf Shores – http://www.pier33gulfshores.com/
The Lodge at Gulf State Park – https://lodgeatgulfstatepark.com/shop/
Lulu’s Gulf Shores – https://shop.lulubuffett.com/lulus-turtle-tee.html
ABOUT SHARE THE BEACH
Each year, thousands of families converge on Alabama’s white-sand beaches for fun in the sun, but there’s another family that makes its annual pilgrimage to the sanctuary of our shores – the endangered sea turtle. From July to October, these nests produce baby sea turtles make their way to the beaches where they hatched so many years ago to lay their own eggs.
Since 2003, an estimated 67,000+ sea turtles have hatched along our shores from Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Without the help of hundreds of Share the Beach volunteers, the newly hatched sea turtles may not find their way to the warm Gulf waters to embark on their journey.
As you can see from this announcement, the Share the Beach program had a new journey in 2018 as well when the Alabama Coastal Foundation (https://www.joinACF.org/) became the new home! We ask that you take the time to learn more about our marine friends, and how you can recognize their nests, increase their chances of survival and support the volunteers who Share the Beach with them each year. Also, we hope that you will consider adopting a nest this season. Enrollment for new volunteers for the 2020 season is now open! Download and read the Alabama Sea Turtle Conservation Manual.