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Turtle Protection

If you find an injured or healthy turtle in need of some assistance please contact QRWA member/volunteer, Deb Mason at 203-494-7610.  And for immediate veterinary care contact Kensington Vet they are located at 977 Farmington Avenue, Berlin, CT and they are open from 8 to 5. Phone number is 860-828-7736.

QRWA Receives CL&P Grant for Turtle Protection

QRWA received a grant in November 2007 from Northeast Utilities Environmental Community Grant program for the next phase of our Turtle Crossing Project, a volunteer based effort to protect the remaining box and wood turtle populations in the watershed.

The animals are vanishing due to rapid development of their habitat and associated urban threats, including motor vehicles. The $996 grant will be used by QRWA to install turtle crossing signs during nesting season (late May-early June) at sites previously identified by volunteers under a grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

David Weinberg of Northeast Utilities Environmental Community Grant Program presented the award to QRWA at the Wieloch home. 

Photos and information below provide from Sigrun Gadwa's facebook page- Thank You!

Guide to Prevent Turtle Injury, link, and Turtle Crossing Blog; provided by Sigrud Gadwa http://sustainableland.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/turtle-treks/

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