Lights Out for Sea Turtles - May 1 through October 31 - What you can do!
The Town of Longboat Key Turtle Lighting Ordinance provides for lighting restrictions during turtle season. Visitors and residents may notice that some street lights are out between March and the end of October and that some of the Gulf side residences, hotels and businesses control their beach front lighting as well to enhance sea turtle habitat and prevent sea turtle hatchling disorientations.
For more information on marine turtles and turtle lighting:
Share the Beach - Guidelines for Beach (Wrack) Cleaning During Sea Turtle Nesting Season
Coastal Living with Sea Turtles