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