Are you an avid beach walker who is interested in volunteering your time to look for more than just seashells along the beach?
If you are, join the Washback Watcher program! This team of permitted volunteers is trained to find and rescue young sea turtles that wash ashore due to heavy winds and surf (August through November).
Volunteers help us look for sea turtles among accumulations of seaweed along their favorite section of beach. Training only takes place in June or July each year.
For more information, please contact Volusia County Environmental Management staff at 386-238-4716 or 238-4668.
Please contact volunteer coordinator Becki OKeefe at email@example.com if you would like to be placed on the list for 2018 training.
Washback Watcher chain of custody [On-line form]
Washback Watcher survey log [On-line form]
Seaweed Secrets Solved! [PDF]
The Wrack Community [PDF]