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.
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 promotes healthy outdoor activities through cycling, bike collection drives to repair and donate bikes, and trail and greenway clean-ups.
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 outdoor nature-based programs
Youth Leadership Development
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