List - Turtle Nest Protection Permit Holder
- March 1 - Apply
- Upon approval -
Have brochures printed for the season.
- Order "T" shirts.
- April - send out
lists serve questionnaire to cull out dead wood.
- Paint last years
sticks, repair signs etc.
- May - week 1 -
Mount beach boxes, brochure bottles, signs etc.
- Generate the
patrol schedule and email. Wait a week for comments and corrections and
do it again.
- Conduct a beach
training session for Newbies with the help of the seasoned members. See
training addendum attached.
- May - week 2 -
Send out the start of season memo.
- Supply the
control point with sticks, stakes, mallet, pails, shovel, tape, log
book, marking pens, pencils, list of POA locations, etc.
- May - week 3
Send out the tips memo.
- From mid May
through July and for each nest found;
- Insure that
the documentation in the log book is complete and accurate.
particulars and update nest data web page and home page nest total.
pictures when available.
- Resupply the
control point with sticks and stakes etc.
- Monitor nest
incubation and adjust sand levels as necessary.
- Bring out Ghost
Crab traps and set as needed.
brochure bottles as needed.
- Monitor nest
incubation and record over wash and/or predation.
- Mail out monthly
false crawl and nest totals to DNR.
- Prepare a nest
inventory data sheet for each nest and calculate the hatch date.
- Box out those
nest areas that are deemed problematic with available driftwood prior
to the hatch date to prevent hatchling disorientation.
- Log each nests
hatching activity on the data sheet and monitor for Ghost Crab activity.
- Schedule nest
inventories and record the hatching results on the work sheet.
- Update the nest
data web page with the hatching statistics.
- Upload pictures
of the youngsters helping with disoriented hatchlings.
- August - week 2
- Retrieve log book, unused stakes, sticks, pails, tools, etc.
- Collate monthly
false crawl data from log book for Nest Data Summary Report.
- August - week 3
- Disassemble control points and remove boxes, etc.
- September - week
4 - Check all un-hatched question mark nests and remove stakes.
- Finalize the
Nest Data web page and the Home page for the season.
- October -
Compile statistics for Nest Data Summary Report.
- Prepare Audubon
Club presentation with a DVD or equivalent visual aid.
- Prepare spread
sheet for DNR from Nest Data web page and nest inventory data sheets.
- Prepare project
summary for DNR and mail off all forms.
- Create a photo
album or flash video for the season and upload to web site.
- Close out the
account book and prepare a financial statement for the Audubon Board.
- Find somebody
else to do this next year.
Members Task List - Training
- Get all information especially e-mail addresses.
- Add new addresses to FILP mailing list.
- Mail out welcome message and program outline.
- For each Newbie provide a copy of the DNR Guidelines
and "T" shirts.
- Hold organizational meeting the first week in May and
distribute above materials.
- Generate and distribute the patrol schedule putting
the Newbies with veterans.
- Show the training video and discuss DNR Guidelines
and Fripp protocols.
- Conduct training session on the beach prior
to the start of the season.
- Provide probe stick after probe training session.
- Insure that the Newbies are supervised when working
their first nest.
A. Natoli 2008