Why You Should Join the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol

If you’re looking for a way to volunteer your time and make a difference you should join the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol. You’ll be patrolling for mothers laying a nest, stranded or injured sea turtles and unattended hatchlings. While patrolling you will have the support and back up of those experienced in working for the Holden Beach turtle watch program year after year.

Why You Should Join the Holden Beach Turtle PatrolFounded in 1989, this all volunteer, nonprofit conservation organization monitors and protects the sea turtle population on Holden Beach, North Carolina.

Every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. throughout the months of June, July, and August, the Educational Committee hosts a Turtle Talk that is open to the public. These free programs are held at the Town Hall in Holden Beach at 110 Rothschild Street near the bridge. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All programs are free of charge. Donations will be accepted.

Why You Should Join the Holden Beach Turtle PatrolTurtle Talk focuses on the life cycle of the sea turtle, and how the Holden Beach Turtle program aids in the preservation of these sea turtles. A short video is shown following by a question and answer segment. Several turtle artifacts will be on display. Informational handouts with additional information will be available.

There’s also a Children’s Turtle Time on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. beginning June 25 and running through August 6. Special program for children 3, 4, 5 and 6 years old. There will be stories, crafts and games. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

We encourage you to come join us and learn more about these sea turtles that nest on our beach and how you can help. Whether you decide to be a part of the Turtle Patrol or not, you’re still welcome to attend the Turtle Talk.

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