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Caring For Bobby’s Turtles

This weekend we’ll be caring for Bobby’s turtles.  Bobby Meyer was a valued member of our Mermaid Cottages team and husband to our Mermaid Jan.  He was also very passionate about Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project.  He was a faithful volunteer for many years.  He and Jan spent many very early mornings before dawn on patrol to spot sea turtle crawls and their nests.  Bobby passed away this past December.  We will carry on his tradition of caring for and protecting sea turtles on Tybee Island.

caring for bobby's sea turtles

 

The 13th annual Tybee Turtle Trot is this Saturday, April 29th, 2017. Our Mermaid team will celebrate Bobby’s desire to help sea turtles and to kick off Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season.  Proceeds from this weekend will help fund the Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s Sea Turtle Project. It’ll be our very special honor to sponsor this year’s celebration in memory of Bobby and his good works.  Tybee Sea Turtle Project watches over the island’s nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings, and as is tradition, there will be the release of a rescued sea turtle back to the sea. tybee turtle trot

Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project is a conservation program of the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. The center is a member of the Georgia DNR’s Sea Turtle Cooperative. Permitted volunteers protect the island’s nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings by monitoring sea turtle activity. During nesting season, May 1 to October 31., volunteers walk the beach looking for sea turtle tracks (crawls) that indicate a sea turtle came on land to nest. After a nest has been laid, they “nest sit” through the night. In addition to nest monitoring, the science center provides educational programs on sea turtles, manages the island’s Lights Out! Campaign, and plays host to Ike, Tybee’s official Marine Debris Ambassador.

caring for bobby's sea turtles

Please join us this weekend for this very special celebration in Bobby’s memory.  We’ll be caring for Bobby’s turtles and we invite you to care for them, as well.  We know he’ll be watching and smiling and celebrating right along with us.  We will carry on and remembering will have to do.  Bobby Meyer volunteered to make a difference and our Mermaids will continue his tradition.  Our love will see us through.

PERC Up With Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee

Mermaid Cottages loves promoting our brand standards, especially since they help us support and promote so many great causes.  PERC up with Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee and you can help us support our Tybee Sea Turtles and sea turtle conservation around the world!

Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee

One of the reasons we are so happy to feature PERC coffee in our cottages is PERC’s committee to taste and quality:

“Hello to our beloved PERC Coffee Family.

We are reaching out to all of our accounts to say thanks so much for your business! 

PERC Coffee was born from the desire to bring the next level of coffee culture to the people of Savannah.  We are passionate about sourcing the most amazing coffees from all over the world.  PERC is dedicated to maintaining the efforts of the farmers who helped get these amazing coffees to Savannah and we know you that are too. 

Whether you are a coffee shop, restaurant, bar, ice cream parlor, hotel, hostel, or cupcake bakery; together we are on a mission to bring the highest quality coffee to Savannah and the southern region. 

Our goal is to empower you with the tools, education, and training to create top-notch coffee programs.  …

Make A Difference: Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee

You can make a difference by drinking Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee!

Make A Difference:Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee

 

The sun is peeking over the horizon, dolphins are scurrying along their morning commute, and the salty sea breeze wafts over the island.  Oh, what a beautiful morning for Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee! You heard that correctly…coffee from The Mermaids! We are so excited about it because sales of our Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee help support the Tybee Sea Turtles program! …

Race To The Sea

There’s a race to the sea going on this week and you can come out and cheer!

Sea Turtles in Tybee Island

Since we had two nests hatch in one night, we will have two excavations in one night, this Friday, July 27.  They will be happening AT THE SAME TIME at 8:15pm  in two very different locations!  Turtle Tammy and Tybee Sea Turtle Project advise they must do this to make sure they can release any possible live hatchlings at dark. …

Tybee Sea Turtles: Can Ya Dig It?

Tybee Sea Turtles are breaking records this year!  Can ya dig it?

Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee supports Tybee Sea Turtle Conservation

Our sea turtle mommies have been hard at work this year and so have our volunteer Turtle Spotters and Nest Sitters.

“Busy turtle night last night… Nests 3 & 4 began hatching, and we have a new nest on the island!  Nest 18 was relocated to 19th street in the dune area around the bend from the hotels/condos.” – Tybee Sea Turtle Project …

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