Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer
From left, Crystal Stil holding Madeline France, 8, while John Stil and Ella Kate France, 9, stand behind their sand sculpture entitled Save our Rivers. Their creation received an award as the Best Message for Turtle Conservation.
The Florida Oceanographic Society hosted their inaugural Sand Sculpture Contest at the Stuart Beach on Saturday, Aug. 31. Following judging and viewing the beach area was leveled to not interfere with nesting turtles and hatchlings. Turtle nesting season runs through the end of October. For more information, visit www.floridaocean.org