How Can You Help?


Join Our Terrapin Team!

Our organization is completely run by volunteers, therefore we are always in need of support from the community. If you decide to become a volunteer there are many opportunities that allow you to help our Diamondback Terrapins. Volunteers have the chance to:

PRE-SEASON (March - May)

  • "Clean Up" - End of winter nesting site clean up

  • "Season Prep" - Tilling sand, fixing/installing fencing, cage construction, etc.  

DURING SEASON (Late May - September)

  • "Scouting" - Patrol for nesting females & help them cross the busy roads

  • "Data Research" - Recording of scientific data for research

  • "Photography/Videography" - Take pictures/videos of our girls

  • "Hatchling Watch" - Watching our hatchery for new hatchlings around mid to late August

Want to volunteer to help the Terrapin Nesting Project? We ask you to volunteer for at least 1 hour. If interested specify your area of interest and contact us using the button below. Please be sure to include your phone number.

We look forward to meeting our future members of our Terrapin Team!

If you are interested in volunteering with us, click the button below to email Kathy:


Want to get your 'feet wet' and help us release our hatchlings into the bay?

For a donation of $50.00 the Adopt-a-Nest program allows you to adopt one of our terrapin nests and then release the babies into the bay when they hatch. This program is a great way for you and your family to receive a hands on experience and an in-depth understanding of the terrapins of Long Beach Island.

Our hatchlings are expected to arrive anytime between Mid-August and September, but only Mother Nature really knows. 

If you are interested in the Adopt-a-Nest program, click the button below to email Jill.


As a volunteer run 501(c)3 organization, we are always in need of financial support. These donations will go directly towards saving our Diamondback Terrapins. Keep in mind that some employers have a charitable match program. Please refer to your Human Resource Department for more information.


Click the Donate button below to donate:


The Terrapin Nesting Project

Sponsored by the Sierra Club and partnered with the Turtle Conservancy

Email us at: ktortoises583@gmail.com

Text Kathy at: 215-495-2431