Date: April 23, 2024

Time: 9:30am-noon

Location: 203 South Orleans Road, Orleans

Join OCT and Mass Audubon staff as we kickoff terrapin season with routine spring maintenance to the nesting beds. Volunteers will assist in the weeding and raking of the 15+ “turtle gardens” where diamondback terrapins nest. Participants will learn more about the terrapin program by speaking with field experts and trained volunteers. 

Four dates are scheduled for this project, but it is unlikely all dates will be needed to finish. Volunteers may sign up for one date or all dates, but should know that cancellations and rain dates are possible and will be communicated in advance. 

Please bring work gloves and water. A wheelbarrow, garden hoe, or cultivator hand tools may also be helpful if available. 

Parking on site is limited. Volunteers will meet at the OCT office at 203 S Orleans Road to carpool over to the work site at Henson’s Cove Conservation Area. RSVP to Tom, tom@orleansconservationtrust.org.