2020 NESTS

Nest Sponsorships

$125.00

Are currently CLOSED.

An endangered species, sea turtles are at risk from many factors, including habitat destruction, entanglement in fishing gear, hunting and egg collection, climate change, pollution and misorientation due to artificial lights. You can help us save sea turtles by sponsoring a nest on OIB.

Cost is $125 per nest that includes a sign placed at the nest you sponsor. Your sign will proudly display a name in honor, memory, celebration of or in a business name. You will receive a certificate of a sponsorship when your donation arrives and letter of confirming your tax deductible donation.

Lights Out Nest Sponsorships

$100.00

AVAILABLE

Coastal lights discourage female turtles from coming ashore to nest. These lights also misorient hatchlings, causing them to crawl inland, away from the ocean. Misoriented hatchlings often die from dehydration, exhaustion, are taken by predators and even run over by passing cars. If they make it to the ocean, they have a lower chance of survival due to energy loss, making it harder to reach important off-shore habitats. Each year, Ocean Isle loses baby sea turtles due to bright lights on homes and businesses that can be seen from the beach. If you can see the lights, so can sea turtles.

Cost is $100 per nest that includes a sign placed at the nest you sponsor. All proceeds will be used to purchase “Lights Out” educational material, sea turtle safe light fixtures and bulbs. Your sponsorship sign will proudly display a name in honor, memory, celebration of or in a business name. You will receive a certificate of a sponsorship when your donation arrives and letter of confirming your tax deductible donation. LIGHTS OUT SPONSORSHIP’S ARE NON REFUNDABLE

We will accept sponsorships for the first 25 nests. If we are lucky enough to have more than 25 nests, we will reopen sponsorships as nests are verified.

If you would like sponsor a Lights Out nest please mail a check to

OIBSTPO P.O. Box 6524  Ocean Ilse Beach, NC 28469

COVID-19 Protocol

During the COVID-19 pandemic, in the interest of safety of volunteers and the general public, the following actions will be implemented for freshly laid nests, nest sitting, or inventorying a nest. As per the NC Wildlife COVID-19 guidelines, we are not permitted to list sea turtle activity including the address or status of nests on Ocean Isle Beach and other beaches in North Carolina. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we do our best to protect volunteers and the general public.

NestTypeNameSponsor
1OIBSTPO“The Winds Resort
Guest Services Staff.”
The Winds Resort 
1Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
Waterway Cove HOAWaterway Cove HOA
2OIBSTPOIn Loving Memory
of Lesli Bush
Love, Your
Kemper Family
 
2Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
In Loving Memory
of Andy Truax
Love, Your
Kemper Family
 
3OIBSTPOKatie’s Kute KrittersThe Allocco
Family
 
3Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
Keep Up the Good Work,
with Love
Thanks,
Becky & Bobby Clutts
Becky & Bobby Clutts 
4OIBSTPOSand NestCortazzo &
Flickinger Families
  
4Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
In Loving Memory of their
Great Grandmother
Mary Ann Fritzen
1932-2019
Colin & Clara Cahill  
5OIBSTPOGrammy’s Hatchlings #2 Kelli Courtney  
5Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
Rowell Family TresauresThe Rowell Family  
6OIBSTPONana Turtley Loves Her
Grandchildren –
 Bay, Ally  and Misa
 Diane Honeycutt  
6Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
In Honorof
Duke Microbiology
“One Test at a Time”
The Ludlow Family  
7OIBSTPOMamaw’s Tiny Turtles –
in Memory of
Sharon Campbell
Roanoke, VA
Love the Langford,
Hennis, Sprouse,
 Routt & Rudolph
Families
  
7Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
Sponsored by Harry,
Meredith &
 Alaina Thompson
and Friends
Meredith Thompson  
8OIBSTPOIn Honor of
Pamela and Tim Hardy
 Mark Ballard, Tom Finney and Kathi Stanley  
8Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
In Memory of
Bob & Dorothy Bowman
Tom & Debbie Bowman
 & Bard Bowman Kuss
  
9OIBSTPOJessica Knight-AdamsTroy Adams  
9Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
Jessica Knight-AdamsTroy Adams  
10OIBSTPOBills NestPeter & Ginny Maguire  
10Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
Tower Hill TotsTower Hill School  
11OIBSTPOIn Loving Memory
of Mike Joakim
James & Suzanne Polino  
11Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
In Loving Memory
of Mike Joakim
James & Suzanne Polino  
12OIBSTPOLittle KahunasThe Wissman Family  
12Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
Surface IntervalSteve Cason &
Stacy Dedinas
  
13OIBSTPOIn Memory of
Linda Ann
Deb & Fulton Allen  
13Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
In Memory of
William Witte
John & Tamara Witte  
14OIBSTPOSturges Family ReunionStephen & Julie Kinner  
14Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
Sponsored with Love
by the Beardslee Family
Catherine Beardslee  
15OIBSTPOIn Honor of
Zane and Joan Eargle
Joni Nash Case  
15Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
Janet & Bob
 Thomas
Janet & Bob
Thomas
  
16OIBSTPOIn Memory of Shawn Yoho –
Live With No Regrets
The Pitts Family  
16Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
In Memory of
Baby Declan Brought
The Long Family  
17OIBSTPOHere’s to Marion & BobThe Flieger Family  
17Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
TBDDr Rellen Hardtke  
18OIBSTPOPops NestPeter & Ginny
Maguire
  
18Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
TBDThe Miskell/Toroici  
19OIBSTPOHope and John’s
Turtles 
In Honor of
Hope and John Schneider
& their 8 grandchildren
 Elise, Marie, Natalie,
Brian, Hayley, Braden
 Zachary and Janie
  
19Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
TBD Alllison S  
20OIBSTPORe & Sonny’s
Happy Hatchlings
In honor of my parents
Pam & Frank Bahnson
  
20Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
TBD Allison S  
21OIBSTPOIn Honor of
 Bruce Cochrane
 
Reed & Lulu King  
21Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
In Honor of Volunteer Emily Read OIBSTPO  
22OIBSTPOIn Honor of
Debbie Cochrane
Reed & Lulu King  
22Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
AVAILABLE   
23OIBSTPOIn Memory of
Charlie McElroy
Patricia Heliger  
23Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
In Memory of
Charlie McElroy
Patricia Heliger  
24OIBSTPOWolfe Family’s
6 Cousins
Tom & Ginny Wolfe  
24Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
AVAILABLE   
25OIBSTPOMimi’s Little CubbiesMarsha Kelly  
25Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
AVAILABLE   
26OIBSTPOHoosier HatchlingsLeininger,  Zickgraf, Jines
& Porter Families
  
26Sea Turtles
Dig the Dark
AVAILABLE