Turtle Cove

Turtle Cove

Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program (click for more information on Turtle Cove's annual Christmas Tree program).


Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Fundraiser!!! It was a huge success and much appreciated. If you would like to make donation to Turtle Cove you can still do so via our regular on-line credit card system here: On-Line Donation Submittal for Turtle Cove Donations


The mission of the Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station (Turtle Cove ERS) is to facilitate and support a better understanding of Southeast Louisiana's coastal wetland environments through research, education, and public outreach activities and programs for Southeastern's students, faculty and staff as well as the greater University community.



Turtle Cove itself is a historic structure located in the wetlands on Pass Manchac, a natural pass that connects Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas in southeastern Louisiana. The building was built in 1908 and is home to a variety of ecological and environmental research and educational programs. See our 20-minute Public Relations video at the bottom of this page for more information about everything we do at Turtle Cove.

single tree in the swamp

We invite you to visit the station itself, possibly as a student, volunteer, community member, researcher, or educator. Join us on a field trip or an ecosystem tour,begin a new research project, or attend one of our teacher workshops. We also ask that you consider helping to support our programs by making a donation to Turtle Cove through our Southeastern Foundation.


What goes on at Turtle Cove? 


Pass A Good Time At The Pass!  Party to support Turtle Cove.  Check our Events page for more details on our current fundraiser plans (tickets and sponsorships)!

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Troubled Waters: A History of Manchac Ecosystem and Turtle Cove


Turtle Cove Public Relations Video 


If you visited Turtle Cove or participated in any Turtle Cove activities, please take a moment to fill out the Turtle Cove Satisfaction Survey. It takes about one minute to complete and is anonymous, and will help us provide a better Turtle Cove experience for everyone. Thank you.