New York, NY – April 2016 –The City of Clearwater announces Sea-Turtle Awareness Day, taking place on May 7th, 2016. The event will raise awareness of the struggle to maintain a flourishing sea turtle population, and engage both children and adults with a variety of activities. This key calendar event will include a beach cleanup, interactive games, educational booths, and live music to keep both vacationers and local citizens entertained and informed of conservation efforts.
Sea Turtle Awareness Day’s theme for 2016 is “Go red for Loggerheads.” The Loggerhead sea turtle is the primary species of sea turtle that nests on beaches, and artificial lighting is a large concern for nesting females. The event aims to address the impact of artificial lighting as a major focus for improving sea turtle success in both nesting and hatching. Lights will become “turtle friendly” and produce red light, which is less disruptive to sea turtles. This event is hosted by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, whose main mission serves to rescue, rehabilitate and release animals back into the wild. For more information, please visit www.seewinter.com/sea-turtle-awareness-day.
In addition to animal welfare practices, hotels around Clearwater are aiming to establish green initiatives. Sandpearl Resort has implemented a variety of innovative programs designed to improve energy efficiency, indoor air quality, water conservation and natural resource conservation. The resort’s commitment to sustainability has led to its status as the first Silver LEED-certified resort in the state awarded in April 2009 by the U.S. Green Building Council.
As a family-friendly and award-winning Gulf Coast destination, the City of Clearwater and its residents are committed to preserving the area’s miles of pristine beaches with sustainable tourism practices.
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining, and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.