Meet Lauren, Hicatee Hero

Lauren is BFREE Executive Director, Jacob Marlin’s niece. Last year, Lauren first learned of BFREE’s work to save the critically endangered hicatee turtle.  She immediately became a passionate advocate on their behalf, donating all of the change in her piggy bank.

This summer, Lauren traveled to Belize along with her family to visit her uncle at the BFREE Field Station and to finally meet the turtles she was already an advocate for. 

We called Lauren to let her know BFREE was recognizing her as a #HicateeHero. Her response was priceless. 

Thank you, Lauren, for giving us all so much hope. You are an inspiration and we are proud you are on Team Hicatee!

Lauren Maclean, BFREE’s youngest volunteer, and Hicatee Hero helped HCRC Manager, Tom Pop at the HCRC while visiting the BFREE Field Station this summer.

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