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Here's how to volunteer on Tybee Island to help sea turtles during egg-laying season

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

May 1 is the beginning of egg-laying season on Tybee Island for sea turtles and one local ecological group needs help patrolling the beach.

Anyone at least 15-years-old can volunteer with the Caretta Research Project, a nonprofit in Savannah that monitors and protects Loggerhead Sea Turtle eggs and hatchlings.

According to the website, volunteering involves patrolling “six miles of beach and looking for female turtles that have emerged from the ocean to lay their eggs.” Volunteers commit to helping for an entire week and work during the night when turtles lay eggs.

Housing and meals are included in the application fee. 

The nonprofit’s website has a list of available dates. The first patrol begins May 5 and ends May 12.

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