About Us



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Longboat Key Turtle Watch is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization and is permitted with FWC under Mote Marine Laboratory to perform activities related to sea turtle nesting.


The primary purposes of the Group are to support sea turtle conservation; educate the community via educational activities promoting the preservation of the sea turtle species; and provide education for volunteers through hands-on training, lectures, educational gatherings, and symposia; and to support permitted activities, including monitoring the habitat, nesting, and hatching of sea turtles on the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key.


Click here to read about a day in the life of a Longboat Key Turtle Watch volunteer.

Click here to read about LBKTW in the news and on TV!


  June 2021  
This Week's Events
  • Look Stylish in LBKTW Apparel!

    Purchase LBKTW apparel and show your support for sea turtles! Click here to purchase today!

  • Sea Turtle Defender Club

    Are you between the ages of 2 and 18? Are you interested in learning more about sea turtles? Join our Sea Turtle Defender Club today!

    Click here to sign up!

  • Be in the know!

    To be added to our email list and receive notification of evening nest excavations, please go to  www.tinyletter.com/LBKturtlenews
     and enter email address, and hit "subscribe".

  • Lights out for Turtles!

    May 1 - October 31

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