Palm Beach’s ‘lights out’ for turtles begins Sunday

From March 1 to Oct. 31, all oceanfront residents must make sure their lights are not visible from turtle-nesting beaches, the town said.

Starting Sunday and through Oct. 31, all Palm Beach residents with oceanfront properties must ensure their lights are undetectable to sea turtle hatchlings on nesting beaches.

A release from the Palm Beach Police says the “lights out” policy is in keeping with a town ordinance that aims to protect endangered sea turtles which nest on local beaches and the hatchlings which come from those nests.

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