We’re tapping two Karma Kegs this Friday arvo at the brewery for Local Ocean Trust.
A couple of years ago one of our founders spent some time in Kenya where he visited the Watamu Turtle Watch. Watamu is located on the Kenyan coast just south of Che Shale which is famous for its kite surfing. Watamu Turtle Watch is the flagship program of the Local Ocean Trust, a not for profit organisation that promotes the conservation and protection of special marine areas and endangered species. The program rescues turtles that are accidently caught by local fisherman, protects nesting females and hatchlings, and cares for the sick and injured sea turtles at its rehabilitation centre.
Recently we heard that the Local Ocean Trust was doing it tough, and without the injection of funds was facing the hard reality of winding up the Turtle Watch program in Watamu. Without that program, the turtle population of the coastal region would be under serious threat. The Local Ocean Trust are now part way through their fundraising program. It’s grass roots community run organisations like this that make a real difference in today’s world, and we are always keen to help out where we can. As we were planning the first of our Friday Arvo sessions at our brewery in Byron Bay we thought it would be great to use the event to help raise some much needed funds for Local Ocean Trust. So we’ve thrown in a couple of Karma kegs to get the ball rolling, and we’re hoping that people will go over and above to make individual donations on the night, or if you can’t make it along then you could help out by donating here
Local Ocean makes a real difference in halting the decline in the population of sea turtles, and it’s Education and Community Outreach programs ensure a long lasting change of attitude towards the conservation of valuable marine resources. Turtles that would otherwise be poached for their meat, drown in nets or die from injuries sustained through bycatch are able to be released and given a second chance to breed, therefore increasing the population and dramatically reducing the risk of extinction. Since it’s inception the Watamu Turtle Watch program as released more than 11,500 turtles. These guys make a real difference, so let’s help them out!
We’re kicking off our Friday Arvo Sesh tomorrow at 4pm, if you are around the area, drop by and support this great cause whilst winding down.