Cocoa Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 4, 2006
The Cocoa Beach Holiday Inn and the Brevard County Natural Resources Management Office will be holding a sea turtle friendly outdoor lighting workshop on Saturday morning (7/15) from 9:00am until 1:00pm
Residents within 3 blocks of the beach, beachside builders & electrical contractors, beachside property managers and the general public are all invited to learn about the devastating effects that improper outdoor lighting (light pollution) has on sea turtle populations. Sea Turtle populations are in decline throughout the United States. All species that inhabit Florida waters are either threatened or endangered. Light pollution is a major contributing factor according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Attendees at the sea turtle friendly outdoor lighting workshop will learn how to safely light properties near sensitive coastal areas using turtle friendly outdoor lighting products that have a minimal impact on surrounding wildlife. The Turtle Friendly Outdoor Lighting Workshop will be presented by State of Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) lighting experts Dean Gallagher & Meghan Conti and U.S. Fish & Wildlife (FWS) lighting expert Lorna Patrick. Turtle friendly outdoor lighting specialists, Starry Night Lights founder and president, Anthony Arrigo will be on-hand to discuss his industry leading collection of turtle friendly outdoor lighting solutions.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, http://www.myfwc.com/seaturtle, manages fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people.
Starry Night Lights, http://www.StarryNightLights.com, is the leading provider of ordinance compliant, sea turtle friendly outdoor lighting products.
Call (321) 633-2016 ext. 52431 or email for more information.