Sea Turtle Walks at FP&L on Hutchinson Island
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Turtle Walks at Florida Power & Light
Power & Light (FPL), conducts turtle walks (watches) from The Energy Encounter, an educational facilty adjacent to the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant on South Hutchinson Island between Ft. Pierce and Stuart.
Walks are held on Friday and Saturday nights in June and July. They begin at 9 p.m. with an orientation and education program.
usually end by midnight but may last longer if
the turtle hasn't finished laying her eggs.
are limited to 50 people, who wait in the auditorium
until scouts find a nesting loggerhead. Then everyone is taken by truck
to the nearest access gate, so walks to the nesting sites are relatively brief.
certain number of spaces may be reserved
for guests staying at South Hutchinson
Reservations Make reservations for turtle walks by calling 800-334-5483 beginning on and after May 1.This phone is
not answered until reservations open on May 1.
In addition, check out the brief information available on the FPL website.
Directions: The Energy Encounter is located at 6501 South Ocean Drive, Highway A1A, Gate B, Jensen Beach, FL 34957;772/468-4111.