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Current Initiatives

One of the most impactful ways to show your Coastal Stewardship is to do your absolute best to REFUSE single use plastics. Single use plastics are a massive source of pollution in our oceans, and a common factor in the death of many of the turtles we are unable to rescue. 

We always encourage the sustainable choice- reusable water bottles, metal straws, and compostable packing materials are great ways to remove single-use plastic from your day-to-day.

  • Did you know that in the next ten years, the plastic in our oceans and along our coast is expected to triple?
  • Right now, there are more microplastics in our waters than there are stars in the Milky Way?
  • Do you stop and consider that the plastic bag or take-out container is harmful to the marine life? It is.  Many hatchlings that wash back along our beaches are suffering from the impacts of mistaking these single use plastics for food.  And once eaten, it leads to malnutrition and eventual starvation.
  • When you choose to refuse single-use products, you increase the chance that our planet can recover from plastic overuse? Coastal Stewards commit to do our part and, together, we make a difference.

Here at Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards, we know the opportunity for education expands far beyond the walls of the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

That’s why we’re committed to providing our Coastal Stewards with engaging virtual programming and educational modules you can enjoy across the globe.

Your Coastal Steward Membership entitles you to four educational modules, and monthly virtual seminars covering a variety of educational topics. These modules include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and tips & tricks to elevate your capacity for conservation.

Active Members can click below to view educational programming.