New Hope Group at Avoid Island

In November 2017, we had the pleasure of hosting a group of corporate volunteers from the New Hope Group.

During their two-day trip to Avoid Island, the enthusiastic team rolled up their sleeves and got hands-on with recording species data as well as habitat restoration and beach clean-up activities.

These activities are critical at the beginning of flatback turtle nesting season to ensure the beaches are free of marine debris that the turtles (and other marine life) could ingest.

Restoration work also included removing weeds that can prevent access to nesting beaches for the flatback turtles.