Network for Endangered Sea Turtles
Welcome to N.E.S.T.
The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) is a non-profit organization
dedicated to the preservation and protection of the habitats and migration routes of Sea Turtle and other
marine animals on the Outer Banks of North Carolina from the Virginia border to Oregon Inlet.
Established in 1995, N.E.S.T. is also a State-permitted monitoring organization for sea turtle activity from the Virginia border to Oregon Inlet. The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) is a nonprofit organization of volunteers established under North Carolina law. N.E.S.T. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt origination under the Internal Revenue Code.
Volunteers are always needed for a variety of tasks that include turtle rehabilitation, driving a N.E.S.T. ATV to monitor turtle crawls, responding to turtle strandings, and sitting on turtle nests awaiting hatchlings. N.E.S.T. is funded primarily through private donations, tee-shirt and souvenir sales, and fund raising events.
2016 N.E.S.T. Board of Directors
Dennis Pohl, President
Karen Gregory, Vice President
Chris Pruitt, Treasurer
JoAnn Hummers, Secretary
Karen Clark, Program Coordinator – Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
Christian Legner, Curator – North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
P.O. Box 1168
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
REPORT ALL NESTING TURTLES, TURTLE CRAWLS, stranded/dead turtles, OR HATCHING EVENTS on the Outer Banks to the