About Us


Love A Sea Turtle (LAST) is dedicated to environmental stewardship by engagement of youth in leadership development, marine and ocean conservation and service learning, inspiring others to get involved in year-round community service, and providing nature-based outdoor programs for underrepresented youth. 

Our mission is accomplished through innovative programs and initiatives providing experiential learning, student leadership opportunities, and activities for youth to be exposed to real world situations, overcome their fears, spark new ideas and develop an appreciation, understanding, and desire to protect our environment.

Our Programs

Youth leaders initiate, develop and lead projects and programs they are passionate about to create positive change.

River Guardians water monitoring program is part of the EarthEcho Water Challenge.

Paint The Drain storm water awareness and storm drain stencil program

The Green Team spotlights environmentally conscious businesses and youth that are helping to protect and preserve our community and planet.

Plastic Free NC creates awareness to help reduce, remove and provide alternatives to single use plastics. 

cycLAST youth cycling program

The Floating Island project utilizes recycled materials to create filtering islands and increase natural habitats.


Sustainable Hunger Initiative is a Community Garden & Orchard, Food Distribution and Nutrition Education program

Keep Your Bottom Clean marine debris awareness program

Stow It-Don't Throw It monofilament recycling project

Upstream Downstream Connection summer leadership programs

Youth Leadership Development


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Love A Sea Turtle - LAST

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