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June 16, 2013

YOUR GREEN VALLEY: A Wood’s student’s quest to save thousands of turtles

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TERRE HAUTE —

  • putting up signs to alert drivers they are entering a wildlife crossing area;
  • reducing brush along roadway to make it easier to spot the turtles;
  • installing fencing to divert the turtles through a safe path; or
  • installing and maintaining a culvert the turtles can cross through.

As the youthful dedicated volunteers grow older, their responsibilities will change and they will have to spend less time rescuing turtles and more time focusing on family and careers. This begs the question: Who will continue on the mission of protecting the turtles?

Interested volunteers should contact Slaughterbeck via email at ASlaughterbeck@smwc.edu. Additional information can be found at: facebook.com/WabashikiTurtleRescue.

Jane Santucci is an environmental freelance writer for the Tribune-Star. Santucci is a proud volunteer with TREES Inc. and Our Green Valley. She also sits on the Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries Board of Directors. Share your environmental stories and tips with her at JaneSantucci@yourgreenvalley.com.

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