About Us

Wherever and whenever possible, The Turtle Lady Legacy strives to make the public aware of the Kemp's ridley sea turtles and their precarious hold on survival as a species. Thanks to Ila Loetscher and others, the number of sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico have increased but there's still a long way to go before they are no longer an endangered species.

The Turtle Lady Legacy provides presentations about Ila Loetscher and sea turtle conservation to the community as well as educational programs for children at local schools, libraries, and museums in South Padre Island and Port Isabel, Texas.

Additional Information about Mary Ann Tous

On July 8, 2009, an interview of The Turtle Lady Legacy founder Mary Ann Tous by the South Texas Sportsman during a sea turtle hatchling release in South Padre Island was aired locally. See the video below for the interview in its entirety.

                          Video footage courtesy of The South Texas Sportsman

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