Elsa truly loves the beach at St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park. This shows in the hundreds of hours she spends each year removing debris that washes onshore. Through her tireless efforts, she keeps the park’s beach welcoming for visitors and wildlife. Her work is especially important during sea turtle nesting season, when leatherback, green and loggerhead sea turtles make their nests on the park’s beach. Elsa’s work keeping the beaches free of debris ensures the turtles can safely make their nests.
Elsa also enjoys spreading the word about the park everywhere she goes, getting the local community excited to come experience the park. She has volunteered at many local events when the park has had an outreach booth set up and is great at talking to everyone who stops by, sharing her knowledge and experiences in the park. Elsa is one of the many reasons St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park is such a special place.