Turtle volunteers in training

Sea turtle conservation experts train new volunteers on how and when to deploy lawn edging and sand grooming to make life easier for hatchlings on Caswell Beach. This nest near Oak Island Pier also served as a point of education for crowds of visitors during the Independence Day weekend.


As Caswell Beach celebrated the state’s first hatch of the year on Tuesday, turtle protectors along the south Brunswick Coast are noting a strong season for nesting and the need to relocate only a handful of nests.

On June 30, seasoned Caswell volunteers trained new volunteers how to line and prepare nests ready to hatch. Now, they are in full gear for the season, with 75 nests at Caswell alone.