Beach erosion and sea level rise create constant threats to nesting habitats, and so Loggerhead sea turtle nests need to be protected and monitored.
By adopting a nest on Egmont Key, you directly support Friends of the Tampa Bay Wildlife Refuges’ conservation and education programs.
In appreciation, you will receive a wooden turtle plaque with your name and the number of hatchlings on it. We will place the plaques in the Egmont Key Guard House monthly as we receive the adoptions and we will email you when your nest arrives. To adopt a nest please complete the following steps:
Egmont Key NWR is disappearing at a rapid rate due to erosion from storm related high tides, high wind events, boat wakes, and sea level rise. If no steps are taken to prevent erosion, this important island will disappear into Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico forever. Help us Save Egmont Key!