Help keep Blanding's turtles healthy in Lake County
Thanks to your overwhelming support, between November 2016 and December 2017, 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 2018 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 December 7, 2017 and December 31, 2018 will support our 2018 hatchlings. Benefits, such as photos and tours, will become available in late January 2019.
As a Turtle Champion you can:
Name your turtle.
Join Forest Preserve wildlife biologists for a presentaion 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.