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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 2022 field season.

Join our Adopt-a-Turtle program using the form below. You can support the work of our wildlife ecologists to protect Blanding’s turtle populations. Join our Adopt-a-Turtle program, any amount you can give helps local Blanding’s turtles thrive.

Gifts received between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022, will support our 2022 hatchlings. Benefits, such as photos and tours, will become available in late January 2023.


Call or email us.

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

Blanding's Turtles

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