2022 Sea Turtle Celebration and Fundraiser

Greetings, Turtle Lovers! We have missed you the last two years!

The Caretta Research Project is pleased to announce that our annual fundraiser, A Night on the Bluff, is BACK!  

The Caretta Research Project (CRP) is a hands-on research, conservation and education program dedicated to studying and protecting loggerhead sea turtles on Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge. In the 1960-70's, Georgia’s loggerheads faced many threats, leading to population declines. Savannah Science Museum, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Wassaw Island Trust recognized this decline and initiated the CRP.

The CRP is the longest continuously-run sea turtle tagging project in the US, and it is the only project in this country that invites the public to work beside biologists to help protect these magnificent animals.

Over the last 50 years, the CRP has celebrated much success due to our conservation efforts on Wassaw. These include:

  • Documenting an 8-fold increase in sea turtle nesting since 1973
  • Tagging and studying 1,930 individual turtles
  • Protecting 5,440 nests, releasing over 373,900 hatchlings
  • Involving more than 3,620 people from 46 states and 6 countries in hands-on sea turtle research and conservation
  • Producing 60+ scientific publications and 30 presentations

Please join us in celebrating 50 years of sea turtle research and conservation at our Annual Sea Turtle Celebration and Fundraiser, A Night on the Bluff. Once again, it will be hosted at the beautiful home of Dr. and Mrs. Juha Jaakkola on Savannah’s famed Bluff Drive, Isle of Hope. This is an al fresco event, casual and comfortable, with live entertainment, libations, Big Bon Pizza and an exclusive silent auction.

Please find links below to donation forms If you are interested in sponsoring this event or donating an item to our exciting silent auction.

On behalf of CRP’s staff and Board of Directors, we thank you for considering this partnership in celebrating the accomplishments of CRP. Please call us if you have any questions about sponsorship or the project itself.

Hope to see you on the Bluff!

Sincerely yours,

Kris W. Carroll, Executive Director (WassawCRP@aol.com) 912-704-9323

Carrie Bazemore, Board of Directors President (carriebazemore@icloud.com) 912-844-2038

BUY TICKETS HERE!


Downloadable forms

Sponsorship Levels and Form

Online Auction Donation Form

Donations are kindly accepted HERE

2021-2022 Fundraiser Sponsors

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Georgia Ports Authority

Sponsor Level:
Leatherback
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Barbara and Larry Perlis

Sponsor Level:
Green

Weimar Construction Company, Inc.

Sponsor Level:
Green

James F. Olsen Charitable Fund

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Kemp's Ridley

Vaden Automotive

Sponsor Level:
Kemp's Ridley

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Poole

Sponsor Level:
Kemp's Ridley

Kelley Parker

Sponsor Level:
Hawksbill

Optimal Hearing

Sponsor Level:
Hawksbill

John and Holly McCormick

Sponsor Level:
Hawksbill

Cheryl Chip and Jim Tamarack

Sponsor Level:
Hawksbill

Savannah Bee Company

Sponsor Level:
Hawksbill

Treylor Park and Hitch

Sponsor Level:
Hawksbill

Catherine and Joe Gussler

Sponsor Level:
Flatback

Dan Bromstad and Eleanor Rhangos

Sponsor Level:
Flatback

Dale Thorpe

Sponsor Level:
Flatback

Rolfe Glover IV

Sponsor Level:
Flatback

Keaton and Sams Wealth Management

Sponsor Level:
Flatback

Page International, Inc.

Sponsor Level:
Flatback

Dr. Nick and Margarita Eskandar

Sponsor Level:
Flatback

Critz Automotive Group

Sponsor Level:
Flatback

Bouhan Falligant LLP

Sponsor Level:
Flatback

Guerry Lumber

Sponsor Level:
Flatback

Joe and Price Mingledorff

Sponsor Level:
Flatback

Erin and Trey Thompson

Sponsor Level:
Flatback

Linsey McDougal Blocker-Remax, Savannah

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Skidaway Audubon

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Tollison and Company

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

One Fish Two Fish

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Captain Samuel Meyer

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Urgent Care of Wilmington Island

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mercer

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Gerber

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Kurt and Karen Oelschig

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Dr. Timothy and Mrs. Elyssa Minton

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

William and Allison Rhangos

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Savannah Marine Terminal

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Tom and Susan Palmer

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Bahama Joe's

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Carolyn Jenkins

Sponsor Level:
Hatchling

Anonymous

Sponsor Level:
Clutch

One Hundred Miles

Sponsor Level:
Clutch

Terri O'Neil

Sponsor Level:
Clutch

Mermaid Cottages

Sponsor Level:
Clutch

Katy Moretz

Sponsor Level:
Clutch

Innovative Veterinary Medicine

Sponsor Level:
Clutch

Kim and Kevin Iocovozzi

Sponsor Level:
Clutch

Kelley and Josh Keller

Sponsor Level:
Clutch

Curbie Sanitation

Sponsor Level:
In-Kind

Kennickell Group

Sponsor Level:
In-Kind

Savannah Distributing Co., Inc.

Sponsor Level:
In-Kind

Stage Front Presentation Systems

Sponsor Level:
In-Kind

Mosquito Authority

Sponsor Level:
In-Kind

Isle of Hope Marina

Sponsor Level:
In-Kind

Celebritees

Sponsor Level:
In-Kind

Location Gallery

Sponsor Level:
In-Kind

Silent Auction Donors:

EXPERIENCES:

Coastal ecology trip on the "Halie" with John "Crawfish" Crawford - Rolfe Glover and John Crawford

Guided Okefenokee Swamp Tour - Cathy Sakas

Fly with Amphibian Air

All-Day Naturalist Trip to Wassaw with John "Crawfish" Crawford

Redfish Flyfishing (or spin-fishing) Trip - Mudskipper Charters and Sanders Monsees

Sunset Cruise for 8 on 32' Catamaran - Patti and Henry Monsees

Savannah Bananas Homeplate Experience for 4 - Savannah Distributing Co., Inc.

EnMarket Arena - 4 Box Seats for Event of your choice - Savannah Distributing Co., Inc.

3-day Stay at Gardenia Cottage - Ruth Weimar

One-Hour Flyfishing Casting Clinic for Two - Rivers and Glen

Half-Day Flyfishing Charter - Tall Tides Charters

Private Ohana Surf Lesson for 5 - Hot Sushi Happy Surf Camp Aloha

Blackwater Paddle for Two on Ebenezer Creek - Wilderness Southeast

Two Box Seat Tickets to Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Final Tour at the Mercedes Benz Stadium

Tour and Playing of Organ at the Cathedral Basilica - Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist

6 Months of Veterinary Services - Innovative Veterinary Medicine

ART:

1 Hour Photo Session for 5 people - Lisa Barksdale

Acrylic Landscape - Catherine Lovett

Hand-Etched Octopus Vase - Vinson Arts

Oil Painting - Carol Austin

Turtle Cuff - Cocotay Jewelry

Oyster Bookends - WHIP Savannah

Vintage French Tulip Watercolor - Kim and Helen Iocovozzi

Two Alice H. Klein Necklaces - Mermaid Cottages

GoGo Jewelry - Lion's Paw Enhancer - Mermaid Cottages

Caretta 50th Anniversary Necklace - MetalPressions

Oil Wash Painting - Fly Young Studio - Heather L. Young

Acrylic Gouache Painting on Wood - Michelle Stafford

Pair of Belgian Linen Pillows - Low Country Pattern - Wendy Martin Art

Design Consultation for One Hour - Curry and Company

Photography Collection - Georgia Walters Photography

Oil on Canvas by Kathleen Oettinger - Cassandra Baker McLeod

Cyanotype Gifts - Stayce Koegler Photography

Original Watercolor - Jennifer Nolan

Island Vibes Vintage Necklace - Cocotay Jewelry

Original Oil Painting - Bert John

Original Oil Painting - Bernard Nolan

Painting - Marcus Kenney

Painting - Kurtis Schumm

Original Ink Painting - Faran Riley Peterson

Armadillo Basket - Bill Eswine

Set of Two Carved Wine Cups - Jeanne Karmiel Ceramics

Ceramic Bird Bowl - Eliot Joanna Angell

"No-Man's-Land" - Tobia Makover

"Tybee Sea Turtle" - Tate Ellington

"Georgia Crackers" - Peter E. Roberts

"Swimming Turtle" - Joy Dunigan

Coastal Abstraction - Stacie Jean Albano

HEALTH AND BEAUTY:

Self Care Antiaging Package - Dr. Meghan McGovern at Renewal MD

One Month Unlimited Yoga - Savannah Power Yoga

Haircut with London and Bumble and Bumble Hair Products - Tyler Rominger / Towne Salon

HOME AND GARDEN:

Shell Mirror - Ruth Weimar

30 Gallon Kettle - Sea Island Forge

Satchel Wristlet

Holiday Floral Arrangement - Jan Curran

Costa Rican Wooden Bowls - Cheryl Chip

"Miss Lyla" Camellia japonica - Dr. and Mrs. Michael Poole

Caftan and Tote - Summer House

Coastal Package - Live By The Tides

SPIRITS:

Blanton's Bourbon

Pappy's #1

Ghost Coast Distillery Basket - Ghost Coast Distillery