Vacationers, as well asÂ those who have chosen to call this beautiful area home, find so much to see and do in beautiful Savannah and Richmond Hill, GA.Â From Â the landmark, historic district, dining, parks, and attractions to the endless outdoor recreational opportunities found throughout thisÂ unique lowcountry area. One incredible event takes place along the nearbyÂ beaches of Georgia’s Tybee Island – every year between May and September, Â female Loggerhead and GreenÂ Sea Turtles crawl onto the beaches where they themselves were hatched decades earlier, to lay their eggs.
The 8th annual Turtle Trot will take place on Tybee Island on Saturday, April 28, 2012.Â The Turtle Trot is a 5K beach run and fundraiser for the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project.Â It also represents the â€śkick-offâ€ť for the sea turtle nesting season in coastal Georgia.Â The event will take place at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center.Â Science Center members can register for the Turtle Trot for $20 and non-members can register for $25.Â Those who pre-register by April 24 will get a free t-shirt.Â On the day of the run, sign-in will start at 7:00 in the morning, with the actual running or walking beginning at 8:00.Â There will be awards for the top 3 finishers according to age group and gender and the release of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle that has been under medical care will happen around 9:30.
The Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project aims to help theÂ Sea Turtles that nest on the beach to maintain a healthy population.Â Â Volunteers for the project check for new nests and relocate those that are below the line of high tide.Â The site is marked and monitored every day, followed by â€śnest sittingâ€ť shortly before the eggs should hatch.Â When the eggs hatch, volunteers watch over the baby sea turtles to help make sure they make it safely into the ocean.
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For any and all of your questions about the Richmond Hill and Savannah, Ga areas, as well as real estate questions and needs, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact me, Teresa Cowart, at (912) 667-1881 or email me, Â as I am always happy to help!Â You can also connect with me on my Facebook Page for area info and events, things to do, real estate news, home ownership tips, and so much more!