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The 2022 nesting season has started off at a fast pace!

By Chris Pruitt Last year, the first nest was found on June 12.  This year it was found Memorial Day weekend, followed closely by a second.  As of June 23, we have 12 nests confirmed, vs. only 4 at the same time in 2021. Another unusual thing is the number of false...

Remembering Our Founder, Amelia “Millie” Overman

One person can make a difference and everyone should try.” John F. Kennedy It all started with one woman who made it her mission to ensure that endangered sea turtles received appropriate care. In so doing, she enlisted the help of the entire community, creating a...

Artrageous is always outrageously fun!!

Artrageous was outrageous!! A team of N.E.S.T, volunteers spent the day at the event sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council. They did crafts and talked turtles with several hundred children of all ages. Event organizers estimated a total attendance of 2,000. The...

Young Artists from Outer Banks Montessori Collective Make Donation to N.E.S.T.!!

N.E.S.T. and all our volunteers would like to thank the students, teachers, and parents of the Outer Banks Montessori Collective for their recent generous donation.  This group of amazing young entrepreneurs decided to raise funds for N.E.S.T. this winter by selling...




N.E.S.T. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of sea turtles and other protected marine wildlife on the Outer Banks of North Carolina from the Virginia line to south Nags Head.

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