Gulf Trace recognized for being sea turtle friendly

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 15:00 PM.

"They ordered the bulbs and fixtures, stored them in their garage, sent out a bid for electricians, hired them, scheduled the workloads...," Harrell said. "It was a big assignment, but professionally executed."

Sea turtles have been coming ashore for 200 million years, Harrell told The Sun.

"Despite all of the threats facing turtles in recent years, generated by the oil spill and storms, Florida 's population of loggerhead, green and small leatherback turtles has continued to grow," he said. "Just 25 years ago, statewide nesting of green turtles rarely exceeded 1,000 nests. Since then, green turtle nesting population has grown exponentially and in recent years has sent new records."

The Gulf Trace Homeowners association received their plaque in recognition of their work in a small celebration on April 17.

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