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Sea Turtle Lighting Workshop for Collier County on 6/22

Hello, Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is hosting an in-person workshop on sea turtle friendly lighting for Collier County personnel on Wednesday, June 22nd from 9:00AM to 12:30PM at the City of Marco Island Community Meeting Room (51 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145). This free workshop is for code enforcement personnel, city planners, engineers, builders, architects or other lighting professionals who may benefit from learning more about sea turtle friendly lighting and the latest products and techniques available to meet sea turtle lighting ordinance requirements. Additionally, this workshop provides job training for code enforcement personnel and lighting professionals to improve their lighting survey skills and better address problematic lighting on beachfront properties. The workshop also awards code enforcement officers with 3.5 credit hours towards Florida Association of Code Enforcement (FACE) certification. This workshop is not intended for the general public.

The workshop covers the following topics:

Part I: The Problem of Light on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches

Part II: Lighting Laws and Evaluating the Extent of the Problem

Part III: The Best Practices for Managing Artificial Light

Please refer to the attached flyer for more information about this workshop. If you’d like to attend, please follow the link below to register. (*Please note that Zoom is being used as a tool to funnel registrations, but that this workshop will be conducted in-person at the City of Marco Island Community Meeting Room located at 51 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145).

Register for this workshop here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9yPQeiloRXqf0tET_B8qoQ

If I have missed anyone in your area that may benefit from this workshop, please feel free to forward this information to them. We will provide free breakfast, so come hungry!

Thanks,

Emily Asp, M.S., NAILD LS I

Senior Lighting Project Specialist | Sea Turtle Conservancy

4581 NW 6th Street, Suite A | Gainesville, FL 32609

(352) 317-9271| [email protected]

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