The summer heat is here, the sun is shining, and an array of animals are crossing our roads. Stay alert, drive with caution, don’t speed, and keep our roads safe for all species this season!
Every year during the spring nesting season, female turtles carrying eggs are killed by vehicle collisions.
Every year during the fall hatching season, baby turtles seeking marsh refuge are crushed by vehicles too.
If this vehicular carnage continues, turtle populations in the area will continue to decline. Certain species are already listed as endangered.
The Dundas Turtle Watch is working to stop the slaughter.
If you would like to help, please Contact Us.
The following 60 second video covers a year’s rewards of being a Turtle Watch volunteer:
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