Only folks who have natural shorelines or natural areas like Pleasure House Point still provide nurseries for these turtles.
Yet another reason why it is vital to always, always keep your dog on a leash so they do not disturb these precious creatures whilst nesting this summer on Pleasure House Point.
Please help protect the Diamondback Terrapins currently nesting on PHP!
Lynnhaven River Now is happy to be working with the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Department on ways to protect the diamondback terrapin’s nesting habitat from human and dog traffic at Pleasure House Point.
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You can obviously see how vulnerable a Diamondback Terrapin hatch-ling is!
PLEASE LEASH YOUR DOG!
WATCH A DIAMONDBACK HATCH HER EGGS
A photo of a Diamondback Terrapin nest was on the cover of SDCC’s final legal argument v. Indigo Dunes.
This document included hundreds of pages of our legal argument, graphs, charts, photos and more which helped stop Indigo Dunes from receiving any permits eventually leading to PHP’s permanent preservation as a Natural Area.
Interestingly, this Diamondback Terrapin nest was located where one of the proposed 11 story towers for Indigo Dunes were to go.