Walker volunteers are needed for the South Walton sea turtle season of 2014. The season runs from May 1 until October 31. Walkers must be trained by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The training class will be held at Gulf Coast State College on March 12, 2014. The training is only given once, sometime after the training you will be asked to walk with someone from the area you will be walking during the summer. No pre registration needed. South Walton Turtle Watch encourages you to take the training and sign up for an area you can walk. They walk at about 5:30 in the mornings, depending on when it becomes day light.
Northwest Florida Training: Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Central Standard Time
Gulf Coast State College – Student Union East/Conference Center, 2nd Floor, 5230 West Hwy 98, Panama City, (850) 769- 1551. From northwest of Panama City, get onto US 98 E. Turn left onto Alabama Ave. Turn left onto US 98W. Cross Hathaway Bridge and GCCC will be on your left. From southeast of Panama City, go SW on US 319 toward CR-67. US 319 becomes US 98. GCCC will be on your right before Hathaway Bridge.
For more information, contact Sharon Maxwell, South Walton Turtle Watch