For a very long time sea turtles were unprotected, but since the 1980s, volunteers have monitored and recorded nesting activity in New Smyrna Beach under a government permit. Volunteers from various backgrounds joined forces in an effort to protect nesting sea turtles, their eggs, and hatchlings from beach driving and other human induced threats.
In 2013, the volunteer group reorganized as the New Smyrna Beach Marine Turtle Conservancy. With the help of Jessi Bruton, a graphic designer with New Smyrna Beach roots, the NSB Turtle Trackers brand was developed as the official name for the volunteers of the New Smyrna Beach Marine Turtle Conservancy.
While the name of our group has changed, our goals have not. We are still committed to the tracking and conservation of threatened and endangered sea turtles and public education in New Smyrna Beach.
We welcome you to join us!