Help keep Blanding's turtles healthy in Lake County
Thanks to your overwhelming support, we exceeded our goal of $12,000 to help Blanding’s turtles thrive in Lake County! These funds will allow the Forest Preserves to hire two seasonal field technicians to extend our Blanding's Turtle Recovery Program in 2017.
But we don’t have to stop! You can still become a Turtle Champion or make a gift of any amount that will directly support our turtle program. Your gift will help buy new equipment, provide food and supplies for the turtle facility, or even help staff share our model with other conservation organizations working to save wildlife.
Join our Adopt-a-Turtle program using the form below. Any amount you can give will help a baby Blanding’s turtle thrive. Or, you can become a Turtle Champion with a gift of $120.
As a Turtle Champion you can:
Name your turtle.
Join Forest Preserve wildlife biologists for a behind-the-scenes tour of the turtle facility.
Receive a picture of your turtle’s plastron (their unique underside).
Receive updates when your turtle is located and measured during population monitoring.