ALL DAY EVENT: On April 5th Whole Foods Market will join the effort to save endangered and threatened sea turtles, and you can help! The Sea Turtle recovery is a nonprofit that is newly located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. This small nonprofit is rehabilitating sick and injured sea turtles, educating the public about their life history, and explaining the threats that endanger them. On April 5th Whole Foods Market in West Orange, Montclair, and Millburn-Union will give %5 of the days profits to Sea Turtle Recovery. Just by shopping for the great products you enjoy, you can make a difference. Sea Turtle recovery needs your help!
Whole Foods Market Addresses: 235 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
701 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
2245 Springfield Ave, Vauxhall, NJ 07088
Increased sea turtle strandings in the Northeast Region of the United States has caused several facilities to reach capacity throughout the year. With this occurring, it does not leave available space for New Jersey’s stranded sea turtles that need critical treatment, and it also puts a heavy burden on the Southeast Region to facilitate the influx. Sea Turtle Recovery was created to help these turtles in need.
Sea Turtle Recovery located at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo Successfully Released Its First Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Back into the Ocean
On February 27, 2017 the Sea Turtle Recovery, based at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ, released its first rehabilitated sea turtle into the warm waters off of Florida’s coast. This release was a collaborative effort of several facilities throughout the Northeast Region and was lead by the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. Sea Turtle Recovery, The National Marine Life Center, Virginia Aquarium, and the Pittsburg Zoo all were part of the release effort. These groups collaborated to transport a total of twenty seven rehabilitated sea turtles for release at ... [Read more]
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