Over on Sanibel and Captiva they are taking every available step they can to remind residents and visitors to shut off their lights at night. Even these cool window clings.
Thanks to Jackie and John Fischer, the popular window clings that were originally created as part of the ‘After 9, It’s Turtle Time’ campaign by the City of Sanibel in partnership with SCCF are now being distributed on Captiva.
In 2015, The City of Sanibel received a grant from the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Sea Turtle License Plate Grant Program to educate residents and visitors to keep light from shining on the beach after dark. The square clings stick to sliding glass doors.
As part-time residents at South Seas, the Fischers took the initiative to reach out to SCCF’s sea turtle team to get more window clings printed. Jackie Fischer said, “They are a great way to tell guests about keeping lights off and also a small reminder to not walk into the sliding glass doors.
The printing of 5,000 new clings was sponsored by her company, Skipjack Investments.
Funded by a portion of revenues from Florida’s Sea Turtle Specialty License Plate, the Sea Turtle Grants Program distributes funds each year to support sea turtle research, conservation, and education programs that benefit Florida sea turtles. SCCF has received five grants from the program, including two grants this year.
Sea turtle nesting season runs through October.
To request window clings, you can e-mail email@example.com.