SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, September 26, 2015
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Boarding at 4:45 p.m.
Aboard the Royal Winner Princess II
100 Carl Winner Drive
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
ABOUT THE EVENT
The Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project Cruise is the perfect combination of excitement, good company, and great food benefiting the local non-profit Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project.
Cruise along the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway and the historical Cape Fear River aboard the Royal Winner Princess II. Your journey begins in Carolina Beach where you will be greeted with live music, local hors d’oeuvres, and delicious desserts. The event includes a cash bar and awesome raffle prizes featuring the work of local artists.
Join us September 26 from 5 – 7 p.m. for an evening of fun, as we raise support for the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project.
Highlighted by LIVE MUSIC from local blue grass band Stray Local, FOOD and DESSERTS from local restaurants, and a CHINESE RAFFLE featuring local sea turtle inspired art, the PISTP Fundraising Cruise gives you the chance to preserve the future of sea turtles along the Pleasure Island coast.
Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project
The mission of the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project is to ensure the preservation and protection of threatened and endangered sea turtles, working within federal and state guidelines. The Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project is comprised of volunteers dedicated to the protection of all sea turtle species. During nesting season (May 1 – August 31) we patrol from the southern end of Kure Beach to the northern end (including Freeman Park) of Carolina Beach.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Female loggerhead sea turtles lay an average of 120 eggs in each nest and may nest up to 7 times in one season.
- When resting, sea turtles can hold their breath for several hours. Sea Turtles reach sexual maturity around 25 years.
- The most common sea turtle to Pleasure Island is the Loggerhead.
HOW YOU CAN HELP KEEP SEA TURTLES SAFE
- Please remember to fill in any holes made at the beach when you leave.
- Pick up any trash at the beach, especially plastic.
- If you see a nesting turtle please refrain from shining any lights on her and keep a safe distance while you watch this amazing creature.
- Please refrain from giving out the location of a nesting turtle to anyone other than authorities.
- If you see any nesting turtles or hatchlings please contact us immediately at:
Or call 911
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