Sea Turtles are Coming to Nest March 1st marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season and Lighting Ordinance will take effect in Broward County’s coastal areas on this date. Florida supports approximately 70% of all sea turtle nesting in the nation, and Broward County accounts for approximately 3% of Florida’s nesting activity. Locally, three species – Loggerhead, Leatherback and Green turtles – start their lives from South Florida’s beaches. All of these species are considered threatened or endangered, meaning they need our help and protection for their future survival. You can help by keeping the beach dark. Read more about your municipalities Coastal Lighting Ordinance.