Yet his concern for sea turtles is not limited to this single event. Robert N. Pinkerton, Jr. serves on the Board of Directors of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association and is also a member of the Mayors Climate Protection Center. Both of these groups are committed to environmental purposes which ultimately help the sea turtles.
When Mayor Robert N. Pinkerton, Jr. says "I would be honored to assist with the Turtle Lady Legacy in any way I can," he isn't making idle promises. In April of 2008, he graciously agreed to man the dunk tank at The Turtle Lady Legacy's booth at South Padre Island's 35th Birthday Celebration and proved without a doubt that he is an active mayor with a passion for the community. And that's because hes part of the community. His home is on the Island, his successful business is on the Island, and his heart is on the Island. That is why The Turtle Lady Legacy considers him a living example of Ila's own values.