Every March at Emerald Isle's signature event, the St. Patrick's Festival, the EI Sea Turtle Patrol has a booth. We have information on sea turtles, tell you how you can get involved, and raffle off door prizes.
EI Sea Turtle Patrol hands out water and encourages runners during the Emerald Isle Marathon. The marathon is held every spring and raises money for two great causes each year. In 2018, the money raised benefited the EI bike path and also Little Pink Houses of Hope, an organization devoted to providing assistance to breast cancer victims and their families.
The annual EI Sea Turtle Patrol Meeting is held in April. Come to the meeting to learn more about the program, meet the zone coordinators, and sign up to become part of our team. Please contact Dale Baquer with questions by clicking on the email link below:
Next clean up date: To be announced.
The focus of the clean-up program is to collect trash along the beach shore up to the sand dunes. We will cover two 1-mile beach areas. You select the beach area of your choice. Starting time for both locations is 10 am. We should be done with the clean-up by 12 pm.
Area 1: Eastern Regional Access to Howe Street. Meet at the Eastern Regional Access - 2810 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594. (It's not too far past Dollar General Store/Gas Station if you are traveling East.) No parking pass is needed during the off-season!!
Area 2: Channel Drive to the Point. Inlet and Channel Drive Beach Access at the Point - 11000 Inlet Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594. If you come over the Emerald Isle bridge, turn Right at 1st Traffic light (Coast Guard Road). Follow Coast Guard Road to the very end to Inlet Drive, turn Right. Beach Access will be on your left about 1/2 mile down.
If you can, please print-out and complete the Waiver Form and bring it with you. There will be forms at each location. If you have previously completed a waiver form, you are NOT required to complete a new form. Anyone under 18 years of age must have a guardian signature. Recommend you wear your EISPT Shirt! All supplies (gloves, safety vests, and water) will be at each location. We'll need your energy and enthusiasm! Please contact Ruthie Gomez-Stuart for any other information by clicking on the email link below:
Creating the EI Sea Turtle Patrol float every year for the Thanksgiving parade is great fun. There is no better way to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving than watching the parade or joining us on the float throwing out candy to spectators.