Gulfarium CARE Center Receives Sea Turtle Grant Money From State Of Florida
December 20, 2019
The Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center in Fort Walton Beach, FL has received a nearly $25,000 grant from the Florida Sea Turtle grants Program, to help the facility to rescue and rehabilitate sea turtles. The money, $24,746.15 in total, was acquired via sea turtle speciality license plates the state sells to car owners. The grant money helped in the purchase of a transport van that will be used to help move sea turtles that have been found beached or stranded or otherwise incapacitated, to the care center.
Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center
Florida sea turtle license plate grant money helped to purchase this transport van that will be used to help move stranded or otherwise injured sea turtles.
"We were chosen for the award through a competitive application process that is open to coastal county governments, educational institutions and Florida-based nonprofit groups striving to improve the livelihood of sea turtles and conserve Florida habitats, Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center wrote on its Facebook page.
The center is funded in part by the sales of the Florida Sea Turtles License Plates. The center was launched in 2015 as a non-profit and has rescued, rehabilitated and released 100s of loggerhead, green, Kemp's Ridley and leatherback sea turtles over the years.