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About This Project:

Manager Ashley Chelberg
Ashley Chelberg
Project Manager
321-403-7646

I graduated from Nova Southeastern University's Guy Harvey Research Institute in Dania Beach, Florida with a double Master's degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management. I Love being a mom to 4 tiny humans and saving sea turtles & all sea life.

Project Description

In a world where distraction and shrinking attention spans are incessantly in our faces, the beauty of wild spaces gets pushed out of focus. We bring the natural environment that people need into the forefront of their lives and funding gives life to this mission of getting people to fall in love with the outdoors. Each one of our programs has a special role in enhancing the human experience with this planet

Influence local communities to preserve wild and protected habitats. ~26 miles of coastal beach habitat is monitored for light intensity and quality of nesting beach for adult and hatchling marine sea turtles. We would like to expand our range to include additional beaches adjacent to our  current stretch of coastline. 

Increasing public awareness and knowledge of the damage that light and water pollution does to the ecosystem as well as the impact of that on their daily lives and the future of the coastal habitat. We are reaching ~1200 in-person community members for events and workshops, ~1000  sea turtle night walks, and  we would like our Sea turtle nest excavation encounter participants to double from 1500 to 3000. We also want 50% of the participants to be non-coastal community members to further our mission as well as an increase in local attendees. 

Bring greater attention to the natural resources in our local area that are valuable to the well-being of underserved youth. Annually we host  52 summer camp participants, 26 of which are full scholarship recipients who are underserved and homeless youth.  We would like to provide more camps mirroring this program. 

Encouraging stewardship of communities through reducing light pollution that negatively affects coastal habitats. We are providing educational and interactive events once per month to local establishments, including hotels, multi-use dwellings, restaurants and breweries to share updated information about  general ecosystem relationships and conservation. 

We strive to provide local Florida communities with encounters with wildlife and assist with sharing information leading to ecosystem protection and management for a healthier  environment. Human health is dependent upon the health of ecosystems and getting people better connected to the outdoors encourages positive mental health, inclusion and belonging. 

Promoting marine habitats and bringing awareness to lighting as a coastal pollution source  increases natural productivity on nesting sea turtle beaches and improves the health of wildlife habitats, a vital goal for us. 

We also work to reduce human related mortality of wildlife and unnecessary degradation of critical habitat in order to protect threatened and endangered wildlife, including majestic sea turtle species nesting on our beaches.

Project Needs

Funding for Stella Maris Environmental Research has multiple streams for support. The main source of funding comes from community donations for our work to preserve sea turtles and local wildlife habitat. As our projects gain more funding, our reach grows and we gain more attention directed at our mission and thus more support.

Project Schedule

Year round

Project Beneficiaries

Coastal Communities 

Florida residents

Endangered wildlife

Young developing minds

Underserved youth

Homeless children

Women 

State disclosure

Stella Maris Environmental Research 64223

“A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” The toll-free number of the department is 1-800- HELP-FLA (435-7352) – calling from within the state of Florida, or (850) 410-3800 – calling from outside of Florida. The department’s website is www.800helpfla.com.

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