Upcoming Events

2020 Sea Turtle Nesting Season in the Carr Refuge Video Premiere

October 15th at 6pm, LIVE on our Facebook page

Join us as we premiere our 2020 Sea Turtle Nesting Season in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge video on October 15th at 6pm! This will be a Facebook Live event streaming through our Facebook page, Friends of the Carr Refuge.

​Learn about trends from this years nesting season, receive a nesting numbers update, and hear from special guests throughout the refuge!

​We will also be highlighting the impacts COVID-19 had on our organization.

Link to join our Facebook Live will be provided closer to the event date

Sea Turtle Happy Hour 

Link to watch the full Sea Turtle Happy Hour event!

August 21st at 6pm, LIVE on our Facebook page

This is a virtual replacement for our March into Turtle Season event that was post-poned in March. Save the date for Sea Turtle Happy Hour on August 21st at 6pm EST. This will be a Facebook Live event that you can watch at home complete with everything you know and love from the original. There will be two guest speakers, an online silent auction, and a themed drink for you to make at home. Further details on this event will be shared here and through our mailing list, Facebook, and Instagram pages as it becomes available. Keep an eye out and save the date, you wont want to miss this!

2020 Turtle Walks and Digs - CANCELLED

Unfortunately, Friends of the Carr Refuge made the difficult decision to cancel our popular August and September Turtle Walks for the year. We know how much these walks mean to all of our Friends, however we want to keep our amazing volunteers and community safe during these times.

Friends of the Carr Refuge is a small non-profit organization that relies heavily on memberships and donations to assist the Refuge and accomplish our goals of community education and conservation. Our main fundraising event each year is our popular Turtle Walks and Digs. Unfortunately the cancellation of these events leaves a major impact on our funds to carry out our goals. We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone, however if you can, please consider making a donation using this link. 

What We Do 

Our mission is to promote the conservation of marine turtles and natural resources of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge and engage in such educational, scientific partnership and civic activities as will support the mission of the refuge.

Join our Mailing List

Want to be the first to know about upcoming turtle walks, events and refuge updates? Join our mailing list. We promise not to flood your email.

Get Involved 

Whether you want to sign up for a nighttime walk or daytime dig, become a member or connect with us on social media, there are many ways to stay engaged with the Friends of the Carr Refuge's mission. 


4055 Wildlife Way
Vero Beach, FL 32963-9446

(Business office, not visitor's center) 

Phone: 321-872-8856

Email:  info@carrrefuge.org 

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