COASTAL WILDLIFE CLUB, Inc. (CWC) is an entirely
volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public
awareness about coastal areas and particularly the wildlife species
which depend upon beach and dune habitats in southwest Florida.
Our primary and most visible project is monitoring beaches for sea
turtle activity throughout the nesting and hatching season. CWC has
served as the organizing and fund raising organization for the Manasota
Key Turtle Patrol since 1997. Zoe Bass, Wilma Katz and Carol Leonard
administer all of our activities as the Board of Directors.
CWC sea turtle patrol volunteers monitor beaches daily in sections of
Charlotte and Sarasota counties – on Manasota Key, where sea turtles
nest in greater numbers than anywhere else on the Gulf coast, and on a
small section of Knight Island. Our sea turtle patrol is managed and
supervised by long time permit holders Zoe Bass and Wilma Katz.
Year round, as part of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Sea
Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (STSSN), CWC volunteers also
respond to reports of dead or injured sea turtles.
Among our other projects, CWC members participate in local festivals and
provide programs for school classes and community groups. Our outreach
programs are managed by Carol Leonard.
Our webmaster is Andrea Shlasko and our web data is managed by Mike
Help Support CWC
(your contributions are tax deductable)