CONCERT ON THE RIVER - 2020 Sea Turtle Celebration & Fundraiser

Event Dates:
September 19, 2020 4:00 PM

Greetings, Turtle Lovers! We have missed you this year!

Navigating our way through Covid-19 this year has been new and strange for everyone, except for the loggerhead turtles who have returned to Wassaw in strong numbers to lay nests and see their species survive.  

While forced to cancel our volunteers for the season, the show still went on.  Our skeleton crew of marine biologists has shown amazing dedication as they continued their work to conserve Wassaw’s sea turtles. Despite cutting back our crew, our expenses did not change.  Now, more than ever, we need your support and sponsorship for the CRP, the longest running continuous loggerhead research program in the United States.

The CRP’s annual fundraiser, a magical al fresco ‘Night on the Bluff,’ was not possible to do this year.  Instead, we have created two events that are unique, personal and socially responsible.

The first event is a Concert on the River, featuring the Rolling Stones tribute band ‘Monkey Man’ from a dock on the Herb River on September 19th, and we invite you to make a donation, attend by boat and anchor in the river to enjoy the band, while practicing social distancing.

We will be filming this ‘Concert on the River,’ to be edited to a 1-hour Virtual Concert Fundraiser that will take place online on October 21st. This virtual event, in combination with sponsorships, donations and an online auction, will allow us to connect with supporters near and far.  With your participation, we can continue to responsibly raise funds for the research and protection of the turtles in our own backyard on the Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge. For more details of these events, please see the Save the Dates invitation.

We are so grateful for any amount you can provide and please rest assured that ALL proceeds go directly to the operations of the Caretta Research Project and the hands-on research, conservation and education programs designed to protect our loggerhead sea turtles.

On behalf of CRP’s staff and Board of Directors, we thank you for your generosity and for supporting the Caretta Research Project.  

We hope to see you on the river on September 19th and again virtually on October 21st to celebrate the turtles!

Sincerely yours,

Kris Williams, Caretta Research Project Executive Director (

Ruth Weimar, Board of Directors President (



Meeting ID: 927 395 2562

Passcode: Loggerhead

Please RSVP to the events!
September 19 - Dock Concert with Monkey Man on the Herb River
October 1 - Online Auction begins
October 21 - Virtual Concert on the River and end of online auction

Downloadable forms

Sponsorship Levels and Form

Online Auction Donation Form

Donations are kindly accepted HERE

Caretta Research Project would like to thank the following Sponsors and Silent Auction Donors for their support!

Arribada - $15K

No Sponsors at this level yet, but you can be the first!

Leatherback - $10K

No Sponsors at this level yet, but you can be the first!

Loggerhead - $7.5K

No Sponsors at this level yet, but you can be the first!

Green - $5K

Weimar Construction

Weimar Construction

Argos Family Fund - The Arogeti, Durham & Perlis Families

Kemp's Ridley - $2.5K

Dale and Sonny Thorpe

Hawksbill - $1.5K

Vaden Automotive

Vaden Automotive

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Poole

John and Holly McCormick

Georgia Power

Georgia Power

Flatback - $1K

Joseph and Catherine Gussler

Ms. Kelley Parker

Bouhan Falligant

Bouhan Falligant

Dr. and Mrs. James Wilson

Optimal Hearing

Optimal Hearing

James F. Olsen Charitable Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Perlis

Hatchling - $500

Cheryl Chip and Jim Tamarack

Mike Pfaller and Bev Ringenberg

Tom and Susan Palmer

James and Stephanie Lindley

Captain Samuel J. Meyer

Clutch - $250

Kelley and Stewart Marshall

One Fish Two Fish

One Fish Two Fish

Dan Bromstad and Eleanor Rhangos

Mermaid Cottages

Mermaid Cottages

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dimond

Charles and Pam Usher

Meredith and Reed Dulany

Terri O'Neil

Ms. Kathleen Ramee

In-Kind Sponsors:

The Thompsons


Ford Agency

KOE Creative Media

Monkey Man: A Stones Band

Renee LaSalle

Silent Auction Donors:


Amphibian Air

Tybee Cottage Getaway at Fiddler on the Creek - Kim and Kevin Iocovozzi

Naturalist Cruise on the "Halie" with John "Crawfish" Crawford - Rolfe Glover and John Crawford

Guided Okefenokee Swamp Tour - Cathy Sakas

One Night Sea Turtle Experience - Ms. Mallory Adventures  

"Turtley" Awesome Trip to Wassaw - Dr. Joe Pfaller

Scuba License for 2 - Carrie Bazemore

8 Passes for the Garden Tour - Savannah Bee Company

3-Night Stay in Gardenia Cottage - Ruth and Brian Weimar

3-hr Sunset Boat Cruise - Bryan O'Dell

Pottery Classes for 4 - Clayer and Co.

Hot Sushi Surfing Camp Sessions

Island Eye Care

Ghost or Cemetery Tour for 2 - 6th Sense World

Two Virtual Classes - Savannah Yoga Center

One Month Unlimited Classes - Pure Barre

2-Night Stay - CreekFire Motor Ranch

Half-Day Flyfishing Trip - Rivers and Glen

Gift Certificate for One Kayak Class - Savannah Canoe and Kayak


Marsh Body Care Bag - Marsh Savannah

Gift Certificate - Kathi Rich Clothing - Alex Ormond

Chala Handbags

Camellia Plant - Dr. and Mrs. Michael Poole

"Break Free from Plastic" Gift Basket - Paulita Bennett-Martin

$250 Gift Certificate - Everbloom, Inc.

Gift Box - Capital Bee Company

Sea Turtle Stemless Wine Glasses - HullSpeed Designs

Collection of Curated Savannah Cookbooks - Barbara and Larry Perlis

$50 Gift Certificate - Blender Bombs

3 Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Skin Treatments - Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery

One Room Design Consultation - Curry and Co.

Elegant Summer Ensemble - Summer House

Sea Turtle Towel - Sand Cloud


Bellamy Murphy

Maria Bailey

Catherine Lovett

Marcus Kenney

Janet Moses

Vase and $50 Gift Certificate towards a Pet Portrait - Julia Licht

Found Jewelry

Whip Jewelry

Holly Blanton

Valerie Bretl Mosaic - Dr. Beverly Ringenberg

Jewelry - Kelley Parker

Jewelry - Danielle Hughes

Georgia Walters

Photography Session - Lisa Barksdale

Photography Session and Cyanotypes - Stayce Koegler

Abby Wolfe

Coastal Creations by Ashley

Julie Flynt

Jewelry - JustGrace Designs

Laser Cut Nautical Charts - Dr. Robert Batchelor

Shanthi Thiruppathi

Dottie T. Leatherwood

Marc R. Hanson