Join Miss Florida USA For Turtle Tuesday Beach Clean-Up In Honor Of Earth Day

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by Lyssa Goldberg Apr 20, 2016 05:48 PM

Get a head start on Turtle Tuesdays with a special beach clean-up this week.

The monthly beach clean-up series—meant to help protect sea turtles and their hatchlings during nesting season—officially kicks off in June, but Miss Florida USA, Brie Gabrielle, will host a special preview on Thursday, April 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

A Palm Beach native, Gabrielle co-hosts a fishing talk show and is a beach lover with a passion for marine life.

The beach clean-up is being held in observance of Earth Day, which falls on Friday, April 22.

Participants can meet at 1616 S. Ocean Blvd. to help clean up the South End of Palm Beach. 

During these events, volunteers help remove debris to provide sea turtles with a cleaner, safer path to build their nests and make their way to the ocean. They also knock down sand castles and fill in holes so the hatchlings don't get entrapped. 

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a conservation and educational facility on Juno Beach dedicated to sea turtle research and rehabilitation, will also be participating in Thursday's activities.

Loggerhead will host its own additional clean-ups on the beach behind its facility on April 22 at 4 p.m. for Earth Day and on April 23 at 8 a.m. as part of the Great American Clean-Up.

Official Turtle Tuesday season begins on Tuesday, June 7, and will continue through October, skipping the month of August while people are traveling.

(Image via Facebook/Loggerhead Marinelife Center)

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