HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are a 501(c)3 public non-profit organization that has maintained a partnership for over 45 years with the USFWS-Savannah Coastal Refuges to collect and analyze data on Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge for the conservation of Georgia's sea turtles. We are one of the few projects that demonstrate how nonprofits and governmental agencies can work together to accurately and adequately collect and distribute conservation and management information without allocating state or federal funds. This is important because since state and federal budgets are often fluid from year to year, leaving conservation efforts vulnerable to budget cuts and shifting political priorities. Because the CRP depends on participant revenue, grants and individual and corporate contributions to fund the operating costs of the project, we are able to continue the important work of helping sea turtles replenish and thrive.
Here are some ways to help the turtles:
Participate on the project and get a hands-on experience protecting turtles!
Volunteer as a boat captain to transport crew and gear to and from Wassaw Island in the summer!
Adopt-A-Turtle for holiday gifts, birthdays and other special occassions, for classrooms, or for yourself!
Donations made directly to the Caretta Research Project
Honorariums and Memorials in honor of or in memory of a special person in your life
Corporate Matching Gifts that match contributions from employees to charities, doubling support.