Year of the Turtle
Northeast Region
 

Turtle events

May

  • 7: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office Fishing Day; Jen Lapis (413-253-8303)

  • 26: Turtle Time at Audubon Greenwich in Connecticut; call 203-869-5272 or go to this website to learn more: DEP Continues 2011 Year of the Turtle Activities

  • 27: State of Massachusetts annual release of headstarted northern red-bellied cooters; Marion Larson (Marion.Larson@state.ma.us)

June

  • 11: Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Day; Susan Russo (978-443-4661)

  • 26: State of Connecticut Year of the Turtle Day; More information to come, but see the website

August

Be a Citizen Scientist!

Citizen science programs allow people to partner with organizations and scientists to collect important biological data. PARC and the Service have collected some of those programs below.

Are you involved with a turtle citizen science program? Please send information on your citizen science programs to yearoftheturtle2011@gmail.com and Meagan_racey@fws.gov.

Find your nature

Volunteer opportunities near you

The National Marine Life Center, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and partners release the turtles from the 2010 headstart program Credit: National Marine Life Center
The National Marine Life Center, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and partners release the turtles from the 2010 headstart program Credit: National Marine Life Center

 

 

 

Bristol County Agricultural School sophomores partnered with species experts to raise Blanding's turtles and released them in late spring into wetland habitat. Credit: Keith Shannon/USFWS
Bristol County Agricultural School sophomores partnered with species experts to raise Blanding's turtles and released them in late spring into wetland habitat. Credit: Keith Shannon/USFWS

 

 

 

A group of biologists discuss their efforts to survey bog turtles in this habitat.  Credit: Gary Peeples/USFWS
A group of biologists discuss their efforts to survey bog turtles in this habitat. Credit: Gary Peeples/USFWS


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Last updated: January 18, 2012