Sea Turtle release kicks off nature fest – May 18

Wild Amelia
Press Release
May 16, 2018 9:08 a.m.

Wild Amelia will kick off the 12th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival on Friday, May 18th, at 10 a.m. at Main Beach with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center of Jekyll Island releasing two rehabilitated juvenile green sea turtles back to their ocean home. The two turtles—Snowy Owl and Plankton—have been assessed as healthy enough to return to the sea after receiving treatment by the marvelous staff of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, directed by Dr. Terry Norton, DVM. The turtles are generally released near or at mid tide. The public is invited to join the ropeline to see this heartwarming event. Come early and bring cameras. Check with Wild Amelia on Facebook for updates should weather be an issue. The Wild Amelia Nature Festival will continue from May 18-20th with ecotours, exhibits for adults and children, live animals, music, a huge Silent Auction, a sunset fundraiser cruise, and more. For all the details, please visit wildamelia.org. Wild Amelia is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to educate residents and visitors about the wildlife and wild places of Amelia Island. The Festival on the third weekend of every May is a celebration of the nature of the island.
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