Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol  

If you see nesting, hatching, or stranded sea turtles, call the EI Police non-emergency number at: 252-354-2021

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  • EISTP has received permission to start the Turtle Patrol Walking Season as usual on May 1.

    We will be practicing social distancing other recommendations mandated by the city, county, and state.

    Due to COVID-19, we cannot accept new volunteers at this time.

    NOTE: The above is subject to change at any time.


Program Coordinator - Dale Baquer call at 252-646-8292
Program Co-coordinator - Ruthie Gomez-Stuart

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Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol (EISTP), LLC
A not for profit corporation.
Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol By Laws

Board of Directors:
President- Dale Baquer
Treasurer - Pete Dodson
Secretary - Rich Mackesy
Member at Large - Heather Keever
Member at Large- Cyndy Lindsay

ABOUT EI SEA TURTLE PATROL The main objective of the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol (EISTP) is to oversee and monitor the safety, process, and progress of sea turtles and their nests during the sea turtle nesting season (1 May – 30 Sep) over a 13-mile beach shoreline. The EISTP is sanctioned by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and is a non-profit organization with a 5-Member Board Committee for budgetary manners. The EISTP is a volunteer-based organization and does not discriminate against any gender, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or religion. All volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate as a volunteer.

Turtle tracks.

Nest sitting under
the Milky Way.

Crater at sunset.

Kemp's Ridley hatchlings
heading to the ocean.