LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A special thank you to the BGWC for helping the turtles

May 15, 2020
By Marcy Shortuse

To the Editor:
The Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association wishes to extend its sincere gratitude to the Woman’s Club for their generous support of our organization over the years. Since our inception, their generous donations have provided us with resources to protect and preserve sea turtles and their nesting habitat on Gasparilla Island, through monitoring and educational outreach to the community. This year, the Woman’s Club had a very important mission — to support our community through the Covid-19 crisis. We are grateful for the Woman’s Club and all the important work they do for the community we love.
 We would also like to extend a warm thank you to Mark Spurgeon of Boca Grande Real Estate. His generous donation to the BGSTA funded signage at beach access points in eight of our local condo communities, in an effort to help educate residents and visitors about how to protect sea turtles during the nesting season. We appreciate his generosity! If your condo community would like a sign, please call Mel Csank at (941) 855-1347.
BGSTA Board of Directors
Grace Harvey, Donna Larson, Ched & Maureen McConnell,
Karl & Sharon Knapp, Melissa Csank, Cathy Brown