Jean Beasley is Powering our Community and the sea. A chance encounter with a nesting sea turtle prompted Jean Beasley’s daughter, Karen, to fund a project to protect the sea turtles, their nests, and the emerging hatchlings on Topsail Island. Today, her daughter’s dream lives on and now includes The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, named in her memory. Jean is an advocate for conservation and its importance, not only for sea turtles but also for the planet’s survival. Jean is making a HUGE difference for generations to come through all of the countless hours and dedication to her community.

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