fbpx

about sea turtle, inc.

OUR MISSION

From South Padre Island, Texas to the world, Sea Turtle Inc. protects sea turtles through
conservation, medical care, applied research and education.

Our History

Sea Turtle, Inc. was founded in 1977 by Ila Fox Loetscher, better known as “The Turtle Lady of South Padre Island.” In 1999, Sea Turtle, Inc. moved from Ila’s backyard into its current location at 6617 Padre Blvd.

Originally this organization was formed to aid in the protection and recovery of the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle. Our mission has since expanded into three parts: Education, Rehabilitation, and Conservation.

Today, Sea Turtle, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit that is funded through public donations and on-site gift shop sales. We do not receive any government funding.

Funded by Passion for Turtles

Today, Sea Turtle, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit that is funded through public donations and on-site gift shop sales. We do not receive any government funding.

Your donations help with the upkeep of the sea turtles housed at the facility. This includes food, medications, heaters, filters, water and electricity.

Your donations are also used to support Sea Turtle, Inc.’s educational programs on site, on line, or in schools.

Your donations allow us to participate in alternative resource and conservation projects involving sea turtles around the world, increasing our conservation reach.

Sea Turtle, Inc. awards college scholarships to biology students. Each summer we host an internship program for currently enrolled or recently graduated biology students. Your donations fund our internship and scholarship programs.

SUPPORT SEA TURTLE, INC.

Join the community and become a Sea Turtle Inc. member! Be the first to know when we’re having a sea turtle release, and get exclusive offers and discounts.

You can save sea turtles by donating to our mission today.

Subscribe to our Quarterly newsletter

Scroll to Top