The annual turtle nesting season is coming to South Jersey's back bays and so is tourist season. Unfortunately, that's a potentially deadly combination for the terrapins.

In June and early July, female turtles climb up on land to dig a hole in the ground above the high tide line where they can lay their eggs. In the process, many times they encounter dangerous situations crossing busy roads like the Margate Causeway.

Margate Terrapin Rescue, a group of local volunteers dedicated to installing and maintaining corrugated plastic piping to keep the turtles from getting on the causeway, is asking for your help with their annual project.

Volunteers are needed this Saturday, May 7 beginning at 8am to install and do maintenance on the piping.

Your donation of these used items in good condition would also be appreciated: rakes, shovels, drills and trench shovels.

See more information about Margate Terrapin Rescue.

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