CITIZEN ACTIVISTS for SEA TURTLES

C A S T

Protecting Sea Turtles in Cape Romain NWR

Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is the most significant nesting site north of Florida on the Eastern seaboard. Nearly 2000 nests are laid on the barrier island beaches each summer, and it takes a legion of volunteers and a trained biologist to handle the task of protecting and categorizing every loggerhead nest.

Every year, this program needs to be fully funded from outside donations and grants to pay for materials, fuel and a trained biologist. For the 2019 nesting season, this will require $30,000, of which $7,000 has been raised.

Make a donation to CAST and 100% of the funds will be used towards the sea turtle program in Cape Romain.

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A $15 dollar donation will protect a single nest in Cape Romain.  And in that nest, about 144 eggs will be categorized, moved to higher ground and caged to prevent predation. A single egg from that nest will be genetically tested, building on 35 years of critical research.

When the eggs hatch, the turtle team will visit that nest again, counting to see how many eggs were viable.

This work happens throughout the summer- every day- on the remote barrier islands within Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.  A dedicated legion of volunteers, known the Turtle Team, have made it their mission to protect loggerhead sea turtles in South Carolina.

 

The Citizen Activists for Sea Turtles (CAST) was created by turtle volunteers as a way to ensure that this program will be funded in perpetuity through donations and grants.  The Coastal Expeditions Foundation is the non-profit sponsor handling the funds on behalf of this committee.

If $15 can impact nearly 150 hatchlings, imagine what a donation of $100, $500 or $1000 can do for our loggerhead sea turtles.  Please considering making a contribution today.

 

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