Resident Turtle Friendly Lighting Grants Available!

Posted on June 9, 2023

Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is offering funding to beachfront properties in the City of Madeira Beach to reduce the negative impacts of lights on sea turtles! Florida’s beaches host 90% of all sea turtle nesting in the United States. Unfortunately, poorly managed lights confuse and disorient hundreds of thousands of sea turtles each year, which can lead to their death.


Through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, STC is providing money to single-family homes, small condominiums, and businesses willing to convert problematic light fixtures and bulbs to wildlife friendly alternatives. STC partners with property representatives and owners to implement these changes by designing cost-effective lighting plans that utilize the best available technology to meet the safety needs of owners and guests. STC’s lighting plans also ensure that properties follow existing lighting ordinances in your area.


For more information, please visit https://conserveturtles.org/beachfront-lighting-lighting-and-dune-projects/. If you are interested in a lighting retrofit, please contact the STC Lighting Team at (352) 373-6441 or contact Lighting Project Manager, Rachel Tighe, at rachel@conserveturtles.org.

Take a look at this informative video on this grant opportunity and why turtle friendly lighting is so important! 


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