Today is World Turtle Day and in Palm Beach County we know how important it is to keep our beaches clean and safe for sea turtles, especially on Singer Island, a vital nesting site.
World Turtle Day was created in 2000 by the American Tortoise Rescue to bring attention to endangered turtles and tortoises and encourage people to take action to help the turtles thrive.
Across the world, six out of seven sea turtle species are endangered due to humans. The turtles' biggest threats are becoming entangled in fishing gear or plastic litter as well as being poached for the illegal trade of eggs, meat and shells.
A well-preserved white sandy beach, Singer Island is a critical nesting site for Green, Leatherback and Loggerhead sea turtles. The…