Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring
Coordinating conservation efforts since 1983 along the Manatee County shoreline.
Show your support for the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch by adopting a sea turtle nest that has been laid on the beaches of Anna Maria Island.
Living on Anna Maria Island Beachfront? Learn how you help by dimming your lights after dark. Lights that shine onto a nesting beach at night can draw turtle hatchlings away from the ocean and off the beach, where they have a slim chance of survival. Beach lights can also scare away females crawling ashore to nest.