Nonprofit DocumenTs

Sea Turtle Trackers, Inc. is committed to the concept of transparency.  We have posted our organizing documents here and we'll add to this document library as we navigate through our nonprofit operations startup.  If there is something you have a question about, please don't hesitate to contact us at or you may call our board secretary Theresa at (727) 501-5581.

Our History

1979 -Bruno Falkenstein starts the first Turtle Patrol in St. Pete Beach and his life changes forever.

1982 -Bruno helps relocate 340 eggs to the State's Department of Natural Resources lab for safe incubation.

2009 -​Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association honors Bruno with a Private Citizen Award. The city of St. Pete Beach declared July 28, 2009 “Bruno Falkenstein Sea Turtle Day” .

2013 -​Sea Turtle Trackers officially incorporates as a nonprofit organization after having our most successful nesting season ever.

2014- Sea Turtle Trackers has another record-breaking season of nesting and community engagement.
2015- More nests, more educational events, more cleanups... we're really spreading the word

2016- A record year on Shell Key AGAIN ... but we're dealing with the aftermath of Hermine

Our programs

Nest Monitoring

Stranding and Salvage


Community Outreach


Residents and snowbirds volunteer for us each nesting season and make the difference in the lives of St. Pete's sea turtles. 


Through public education and cooperation, our mission is assure a suitable habitat for sea turtles, people, and the ecosystem of the islands and their surrounding waters. 

                 Saving Sea Turtles One Track at a Time!