Kemp's ridley sea turtles emerge from the sea to lay their eggs in the sand. In Texas, nesting has been documented from April through mid-July,
It’s almost nesting season for the Kemp's Ridley and soon will be time to start patrolling the beaches again. San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge's Sea Turtle Program relies on volunteers to patrol the beaches from Matagorda Peninsula all the way to Quintana to benefit this endangered species.
Beaches to be patrolled along the San Bernard are located either side of the mouth below the Intracoastal Waterway. East of the San Bernard mouth is Wolf Island Beach typically blocked by large driftwood, logs and debris from the Brazos. West of the mouth is Refuge Beach.
In order to help the Refuge with Sea Turtle Patrol, you need to attend one of the training sessions for nest detection that is updated annually. Coming to the training and helping with patrols is really important to the program even if you can only do a little. If you have questions regarding the training or the Sea Turtle Program, please contact Assistant Refuge Manager, Roland Davis at 979-964-3639 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex
2547 County Rd 316, three miles west of Churchill Bridge on FM 2611
- Wed Apr 3rd - 5:00 pm
- Wed Apr 10th - 5:00 pm
- Wed May 1st - 5:00 pm