Oceanfront property owners can learn how to safely illuminate their properties without endangering nesting sea turtles and hatchlings during a free Beach Lighting Expo from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, in the Daytona Beach Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive.
Staff from Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division, along with other industry experts, will educate residents about sea turtles, the county’s lighting ordinance and appropriate beachside lighting methods. County staff will also be available to discuss individual property lighting challenges.
Local businesses and manufacturers will display their sea turtle friendly products, which include lighting fixtures, shields, tinting and window treatments. Vendors will include Florida Power & Light, SESCO Lighting, Florida Lighting Associates, Blue Square, Lighting Aesthetics, SELS Solar and ET&T.
Agencies and nonprofits that support environmentally friendly initiatives will also be on site. They include the Volusia Sea Turtle Habitat Conservation Plan, Volunteer Volusia, Marine Science Center, Sea Turtle Conservancy, New Smyrna Beach Turtle Trackers, Volusia Turtle Patrol, Coastal Connections and others.
Oceanfront property owners and managers, contractors, hospitality staff and others are encouraged to attend. For more information about the expo or the county’s sea turtle program, please visit https://bit.ly/3OjTrWq, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (386) 238-4773.