It’s finally happened! Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge has its first leatherback nest of 2018! Early this morning, our volunteers Dante and Romina patrolled the refuge and found, not one, but TWO leatherback activities. Although we didn’t see the females who left the nests, we may be able to use genetics later on to identify … More Our first nest of 2018!
We had a wonderful response to our Valentine’s post about naming nesting turtles after loved ones – thank you so much! We are now ready to reveal the five newly named turtles! We are waiting patiently (well a bit anxiously) for our first nest at Sandy Point. Our new turtles (and sponsors) are: Amy-Lee – … More New turtle names for 2018!
A special gift for the special person in your life who loves nature and animals! Adopt a nesting leatherback turtle (you get to name her!), or a nest of leatherback hatchlings! We’ll send you a printable certificate by Valentine’s Day, and then send you regular updates on your turtle or nest. All donations are tax-deductible … More Name a turtle for your Valentine!
Thank you to our supporters! Before we head into the 2018 season, we want to recognize the organizations, donors and supporters who made our 2017 season a successful one! We could not have done it without your help! We are close partners with Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge staff – we help them during the season … More 2017 Supporter Shout-out!
We are so anxious to see what the nesting season will bring! Tomorrow is February, and often if it’s going to be a busy season, our first nesting leatherback will show up at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge toward the end of the month. The first few nests will give us an idea of what … More Oh the suspense!
We are so excited for the new season starting in just less than three months! It seems like a long way away but it’s going to come up fast. We officially begin patrols during March but we are hoping that the turtles will start nesting in February. Nesting levels in February and March will give … More Happy New Year 2018!
Searching for that last minute gift for someone who loves nature and animals? Consider adopting a nesting leatherback turtle (you get to name her!), or a nest of leatherback hatchlings! You’ll get a certificate that you can print at home (in time for Christmas), and regular updates on your turtle or nest as below. All … More Last minute gift idea – Turtle adoption!
We’ve done all the shopping traditions around the Thanksgiving holiday – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday… Now we move on to the best day! #GivingTuesday! Today opens up the Season of Giving by supporting activities that are closest to our hearts and feeling happiness at being able to help others! You can search for … More #GivingTuesday is Today!
We kick off our end-of-year support campaign on 28 November #GivingTuesday! On #GivingTuesday we hope to raise $500 to kickstart us on our way to our annual end-of-year fundraising goal of $7,000! Here’s how you can participate to get involved with us! Follow – Like our page on Facebook and follow along with our updates! Having support … More Save the date for #GivingTuesday!
We need help for 2018! If you know of any students, graduates or volunteers, please pass this link along to them! We need help for the long-term season (12 weeks) and short term volunteers as well (especially local residents). Leatherback Sea Turtle Project at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge Twelve-week Seasonal Volunteer Opportunity The US Fish … More Volunteers needed for 2018!