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Help Keep Blanding's Turtles Healthy in Lake County

Thanks to your overwhelming support, between January and December, 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 seasonal field technicians and purchase equipment to support our Blanding's Turtle Recovery Program for the 2021 field season.

Join our Adopt-a-Turtle program using the form below. Any amount you give will help a baby Blanding’s turtle thrive. Or, you can become a Turtle Champion with a gift of $120.

Gifts received between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, will support our 2021 hatchlings. Benefits, such as photos and tours, will become available in late January 2022.

As a Turtle Champion you can:

  • Name your turtle.
  • Join Forest Preserve wildlife biologists for a presentation and an opportunity to meet your turtle.
  • Receive a picture of your turtle’s plastron (their unique underside).
  • Receive updates if your turtle is located and measured during population monitoring.



Call or email us.

Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves
1899 West Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-367-6649 fax

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