McKee Botanical Gardens to host discussion on sea turtles June 2

On Friday, June 2, Kendra Cope, Indian River County’s Coastal Environmental Specialist and Sea Turtle Coordinator will lead a discussion on sea turtle biology and local impacts on sea turtles, and she will share steps that Indian River County is taking to make our beaches a better habitat for sea turtle nesting. 

Kendra Cope is an Environmental Specialist for the Coastal Engineering Division of Indian River County.  In her role as Indian River County’s Sea Turtle Coordinator, she manages the IRC Sea Turtle Program and its numerous volunteer opportunities, including the nesting, stranding, education and lighting programs.  Kendra received her Master’s Degree in Conservation Biology at the University of Central Florida as part of the UCF Marine Turtle Research Group.  She is also the organizer of the annual Sebastian Lionfish Festival and serves on the Executive Board of the Friends of the Carr Refuge.

The presentation will take place from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Richardson Education Building at McKee Botanical Garden on June 2.  The cost to attend is $10 for McKee members and $12 for non-members.  To register call 772-794-0601. 

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