2021 NESTS

Nest Sponsorships

Opening November 1, 2020

This summer, nest certificates will be available by request

and sent via email.

$125.00

Our Traditional Sponsorship

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 disorientation due to artificial lights. You can help us save sea turtles by sponsoring a nest on Ocean Isle Beach.

A donation of $125 per sponsorship 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. Nests are assigned in order of received. You will receive a letter confirming your tax deductible donation. Nest sponsorship certificates are available upon request and will be sent via email.

Lights Out Nest Sponsorship

$100.00 Nonrefundable Donation

Coastal lights discourage female turtles from coming ashore to nest. These lights also disorient hatchlings, causing them to crawl inland, away from the ocean. Disoriented hatchlings often die from dehydration, exhaustion, are taken by predators or 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 summer, Ocean Isle Beach 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.

A non-refundable donation of $100 includes a sign placed at the nest you sponsor. The sign will proudly display a name in honor, memory, celebration of or in a business name. Nests are assigned in order of received. You will receive a letter confirming your tax deductible donation. Nest sponsorship certificates are available upon request and will be sent via email. Lights Out sponsorships are non refundable as all proceeds will be used to purchase sea turtle friendly light fixtures, light bulbs and educations materials.

Available January 1, 2021

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue

and Rehabilitation Hospital

$100.00 Nonrefundable Donation

We are proud to support the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Hospital by offering one nest sponsorship at each of our nests on OIB. As the nearest sea turtle hospital, all our sick or injured sea turtles are taken to The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.

A non-refundable donation of $100 includes a sign placed at the nest you sponsor. The sign will proudly display a name in honor, memory, celebration of or in a business name. Nests are assigned in order of received. You will receive a letter confirming your tax deductible donation. Nest sponsorship certificates are available upon request and will be sent via email. Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center Sponsorships are non-refundable. 100% of donation will be donated to the center.

If you would like sponsor an OIBSTPO, Lights Out or

KBST Hospital nest please download and complete the

Nest Sponsor Request Form Below

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

COVID-19 Protocol

Until the COVID-19 pandemic passes, in the interest of safety of volunteers and the general public, the following actions will be implemented for newly verified nests, nest sitting, and nest inventories. As per the NC Wildlife COVID-19 guidelines, we are not permitted to list sea turtle activity including the address or activity 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.

For additional information, please email

Ms Kyle McCarthy volunteeroibseaturtle@gmail.com