Come visit the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol booth at Emerald Isle's signature event, the St. Patrick's Festival. We have information on sea turtles, tell you how you can get involved, raffle off door prizes, and we are selling visitor EI Sea Turtle Patrol shirts.
EI Sea Turtle Patrol hands out water and encourages runners during the Emerald Isle Marathon. The Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K raises money for various charities along with bicycle and pedestrian improvements in Emerald Isle.
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. The parade runs along Emerald Drive/Hwy 58, between Black Skimmer and Mangrove Drive.
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 8:30 am. We should be done with the clean-up by 11 am.