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nominee N.E.S.T. (The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles)

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy OBX nominees, we have nominee N.E.S.T., The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, nominated by donor bjstager. They preserve and protect the habitats and migration routes of Sea Turtles and other marine animals on the Outer Banks of North Carolina from the Virginia border to Oregon Inlet. You can find their web site here.

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About nominee N.E.S.T.

Led by our founder Millie Overman, NEST was established in 1995. N.E.S.T. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of sea turtles and other protected marine wildlife on the Outer Banks of North Carolina from the Virginia line to south Nags Head. N.E.S.T. is committed to contributing to the preservation of these species through research and rescue and rehabilitation efforts and to fostering greater understanding and appreciation of these species and their habitat through education and enhanced public awareness. We work in partnership with the North Carolina Wildlife Commission and the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. We also work closely with the townships in Dare and Currituck Counties on issues related to sea turtles.

N.E.S.T. Program Currently Includes:

  • ATV beach patrols – Identification and verification of sea turtle nests
  • Protecting nests and hatchlings
  • Rescue and rehabilitation of stranded sea turtles
  • Education and support of sea turtle research

So check out this amazing video of hatching sea turtles, then please visit the page of N.E.S.T. to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!

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