Summer Vacation Challenge – Are you up for it?
This summer most of us will take some type of vacation whether it is at the beach or just a day trip to a museum.  Here is my Summer Vacation Challenge to you – Make A Difference!
This summer most of us will take some type of vacation whether it is at the beach or just a day trip to a museum.  Here is my Summer Vacation Challenge to you – Make A Difference!
No matter how small or big it does not take much to make a difference in some part of the world.  I am not talking about world peace (but that’s okay if you can accomplish that on vacation too).  
If the park is your location you could pack some extra trash bags and gloves.  Before you leave just pick up any extra trash that you or others have left behind.  Looking for something a little more?  Google (one of my fav things to do) your vacation location for any community events while you are visiting.  There may be a Habitat for Humanity home being built or something along that line.  If you cannot get on an official list for a task, I am certain you can help distribute some water or supplies during the day.  This will make such an impact not only on how you feel about taking some time away from work, but also it may start a new type of paying it forward – not to mention the example you are setting for your kids or others that may observe your deeds.
So you say “I am going on my regular vacation to the beach.”, well I have just the thing for you!  Take a look at this innovative tool to assist in turtle conservation while at the beach.  Also visit the websites mentioned below and see how you can help and accept the challenge!

Welcome Turtlesafe™
…The rechargeable flashlight certified* SAFE for turtle viewing

People are as fascinated with sea turtles as much as  turtles (adult sea turtles and young hatchlings) are attracted to and disoriented by white light during nesting or egg laying season. The plight of the sea turtle is precarious, since nesting females could abandon a nest site before laying her eggs and hatchlings instinctively head toward the beckoning flashlights of curious onlookers rather than heading for the safety of the ocean.
The newly created Turtlesafe™ personal rechargeable flashlight has red LED’s and has been tested and certified* by the ‘Imperiled Species Management Section of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission’. The light output from the red LED flashlight indicates no short wavelengths of lightthat are disruptive to sea turtles. The Turtlesafe™ rechargeable flashlight meets or exceeds current Barrier Island lighting ordinances and is ‘certified*’ Turtle safe.
Designed by Mr. Mason Stewart, the rechargeable flashlight provides enough ‘peoplesafe’ light to be used on beaches at night, but emits a certified ‘turtlesafe™’ light beam that doesn’t disturb nesting sea turtles or their hatchlings. An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Stewart spent his early years exploring the miles of saltwater marshes, dense forests and fast flowing tidal streams. Visiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, he learned of the potentially serious problems traditional flashlights cause nesting sea turtles. The new flashlight may improve young turtle’s chances of safely leaving the beach and finding the ocean.

  • Currently available at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia.
 Available on there website 
For customized orders and additional information:

  • Mason Stewart (912) 399-8809