ENC sea turtle preservationist honored with lifetime achievement award
The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Center founder, Jean Beasley, has been honored for her vast impact on sea turtle conservation.
She has received the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award for her lifetime achievements.
Beasley created the rescue and rehabilitation center in memory of her late daughter, Karen, back in 1997.
Jean was with the center from its creation through her retirement last year.
She spent more than four decades of her life working with turtles.