A Message From Casey, Founder of Love A Sea Turtle

What began as a third grade school field trip in 2005 to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center has evolved into a passion and fun journey of discovery. Love A Sea Turtle is dedicated to marine and ocean conservation awareness by engaging students in leadership development and environmental stewardship, inspiring others to get involved in year-round service projects and conservation activities, and providing nature-based summer programs for under-served youth.

Love A Sea Turtle Initiatives

Blog: Keep up with Love A Sea Turtle through regular blog postings

Trail Run: The trail run has been an annual fundraising event for our programs and environmental stewardship projects.

Upstream Downstream Connection: We stress the need and importance to conserve water and protect our waterways. Outdoor summer camps, River Guardians project, and monofilament recycling are components of our Upstream Downstream Connection.

Summer Camp Programs: Founded on an educational format to trace the path of fresh water from our community to the coast.

River Guardians: Our initial 100 mile kayak journey to raise awareness of our river systems, conservation, and involvement of others in nature and the outdoors led to implementing River Guardians, a statewide stream monitoring and environmental awareness program engaging students on 4 river basins.

Stow It-Don't Throw It Project: Love A Sea Turtle is a statewide coordinator for this marine debris awareness and prevention initiative.

How You Can Help Them LAST

Your contribution supports sea turtle conservation and education. Our Educational Outreach and Upstream Downstream Connection programs provide inspiration and education for students to get involved in environmental science and make a difference. All financial donations to LAST are 100% tax deductible. Love A Sea Turtle is a charitable fund under the sponsorship of The Community Foundation of NC East, a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID#56-2152669

Help Them LAST - Love A Sea Turtle. Your generous gift is appreciated. Thank you! <>