Florida Power & Light Sea Turtle Walk - Hutchinson Island Turtle Walk

Sea Turtle Walks
at FP&L on Hutchinson Island

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Turtle Walks at Florida Power & Light

Florida 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.

Activities usually end by midnight but may last longer if the turtle hasn't finished laying her eggs.

Walks 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.

Nesting Loggerhead Turtle copyright M. Timothy O'Keefe www.FloridaWildlifeViewing.com 
Nesting loggerhead turtle

A certain number of spaces may be reserved for guests staying at South Hutchinson Island hotels.

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 information available on the FPL site.

Directions: The Energy Encounter is located at 6501 South Ocean Drive, Highway A1A, Gate B, Jensen Beach, FL 34957;772/468-4111.

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