Terrapin Nesting Project: Leeds Point
We are passionate about all forms of conservation and we are proud to run a very special project right here in beautiful southern New Jersey to save one of the planet's most unique turtles. The diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) was once hunted to a devastating level and today they continue to face serious threats like road mortality, nest predation and illegal poaching. In 2018 we launched the "Terrapin Nesting Project: Leeds Point", a branch of the orginal Terrapin Nesting Project of Long Beach Island. This new project is a conservation initiative to save nesting terrapins and their eggs. Hatchlings are hatched, headstarted and released into Great Bay. Taking place in the home of the legendary Jersey Devil, the TNPLP is a promising effort to save these south Jersey natives from harm and to brighten their future. As a crucial member of the salt marsh ecosystem, it is imperitve that we work to save the amazing diamondback terrapin. Click the logo below to learn more.