Annual Membership in MATTS

Nothing beats that great feeling you get from knowing that you've helped to promote the study and conservation of our beautiful turtles and tortoises through your membership or donation! Please visit our Support page to make a donation to MATTS.

Annual Membership categories
Regular - $25/yr.       Family - $40/yr.      Non-profit org. - $40/yr.     Contributing -  $50/yr. 

Join or renew your membership by mail,


OR join/renew online through Paypal.Please note that your Paypal subscription will renew

automatically unless you turn off the auto-renewal option.


Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society is a 501(c)(3) organization which means that your membership fees and donations are tax-deductible. 

Dedicated exclusively to turtles and tortoises, we are an all-volunteer organization directed by concerned hobbyists and professionals who saw a need to reach out to the public and improve the conditions under which captive chelonians are kept and try to protect local species and their habitats.

While there are other respected herpetological organizations in the area, ours is the only one dedicated exclusively to turtles and tortoises. Most members are in the Baltimore-Washington-Northern VA area, but more than twenty states are now represented by MATTS members.  We offer an adoptions program licensed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to find new homes for unwanted and/or unreleasable pet native turtles. The adoptions program is funded strictly by donation without grants or reimbursements from Maryland DNR or other government sources.

What We Do

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Benefits of membership​​

Four meetings per year including three speaker meetings with social hours, and a members-only "Show & Shell"

World-class rescue & adoption program

Advanced notice of MATTS adoptees &

"first call" on adoption opportunities

​​Volunteer activities & opportunities to address emerging turtle crises

Field Trips providing hands-on knowledge

Husbandry advice, videos, sharing & news via the MATTS Facebook group

Access to numerous experts in the fields of chelonian husbandry and medicine

​Members-only summer picnic

Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society

Membership Options
.Dedicated to the conservation and care of turtles and tortoises.