The District 3 TERRAPINS theme was chosen as a reminder to all District and squadron members that we need to be mindful of and protect our local waterways, flora and fauna. The terrapin, which is one of the oldest living creatures and is indigenous to the brackish waters of Long Island is now on the verge of extinction. In many cultures, the terrapin is a symbol of determination, patience and understanding. D3 Terrapins are a determined, patient and understanding team working to promote boating safety and protecting the local environment.