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Sea Turtle

2019 Sea Turtle Friendly Beaches in St Lucie County


In St Lucie County, sea turtle nesting season is March 1 – November 15.  The county enforces Sea Turtle Nesting Season lighting codes.  The UF/IFAS St Lucie County Natural Resources Extension Program addresses sea turtle conservation and sea turtle-friendly lighting through educational programs.  For additional information on St Lucie County’s sea turtle friendly beaches, please contact Ken Gioeli, Natural Resources Extension Agent, at (772) 462-1660, or

St Lucie County’s Sea Turtle Lighting Codes

Florida Fish and Wildlife Marine Turtles and Lights

Federal Register Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Final Rule July 10, 2014)