Adopt a Nest 2023 - $125
Nest Adoptions will open up April 1, 2023
We are excited to announce the kick off our our Adopt A Nest on Topsail Island for the 2023 season. Through this program you can adopt a sea turtle nest on Topsail Island and get a chance to be part of our sea turtle protection program.
How It Works
Once you adopt a nest, we will assign you to one of our current sea turtle nests. We will place a sign with your name or that of your designee on that nest at some point during the nesting season (May 1 - August 31). You will receive notification via email when you are assigned a nest and the sign is placed. The sign will remain on the nest until it hatches, approximately 60 days after it was laid. After the nest hatches and the data has been collected, your sign will be removed and mailed to you along with your adoption package within approximately two weeks.
What You Get
For your $125 tax deductible donation, you or your designated recipient will receive the following.
Your adoption donation will help protect and conserve endangered sea turtles! Funds will be used for educational materials, Turtle Talks, signage, and other activities that promote sea turtle conservation and awareness on Topsail Island. It will also be used to support the DNA project of determining the DNA of the nesting mothers.
You can use your adoption to promote a business, organization, or group (maybe a family reunion) as well as celebrate the birth of a child/grandchild, wedding, special occasion such as graduation or birthday, or to remember a loved one. It is great exposure for those walking the beach and a cool thing to display in your business, office or home afterwards.
Purchasing your symbolic nest adoption is a two-step process.
1. Complete the Nest Adoption Information Form, then click the "Submit Your Nest Adoption" button at the bottom of the form.
2. Click the "Add to Cart" button, then complete your purchase following the online prompts for payment information.
On behalf of the Topsail Island turtles, and turtles everywhere, THANK YOU for your support!
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature belongs to all of us! No individual or group that participates in this symbolic nest adoption program may claim actual ownership of a sea turtle nest, eggs, or hatchlings. For the safety of the sea turtles, and due to our permitting restrictions, your exact nest location will only be shared AFTER the nest hatches and analysis has been completed. Also note that there is the possibility that your adopted nest may be destroyed by storms, storm surges, or other acts of nature, and your donation is nonrefundable. Thank you for understanding!