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DNR's Marine Resources thanks volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Mount Pleasant at sunset

On a muggy day in mid-April, dozens of people sit around an outdoor classroom focused on the often imperceptible differences between loggerhead and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. Everyone in the classroom is a dedicated volunteer, and this training is just the beginning of a season of hard work.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR)'s Marine Resources Division on the coast relies on thousands of such volunteers each year to help carry out the division’s mission of conserving and advocating for South Carolina’s marine resources.

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