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    • Hi Turtle Guardians,
      It is nice to be amongst turtle folks. I guess the idea here is I can tell people I’m hangin’ out at my pad! Sorry, couldn’t resist.
      My name is Kelly Wallace, I am involved in Turtle Conservation in Bancroft and further afield. I am all about helping turtles and helping people help turtles. Think Turtle Conservation Initiative is a means through which I promote my projects I have on the go. In a second post I will share some upcoming projects.

    • Hello from Kelly @ Think Turtle Conservation Initiative

      In preparation for the 2018 Turtle Season I have scheduled the following presentations and a special day. I look forward to possibly crossing paths with you along the way.

      PRESENTATIONS AT THE LIBRARIES

      *HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES: This presentation will cover the perils turtles face on and off the road, what we can do to effectively help turtles and resources available to do so.

      *TURTLEY SPEAKING: An hour of interesting and fun facts for kids about the eight species of Turtles that live in Ontario.

      Presentation #1: HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES
      Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018
      Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      Location: Bancroft Public Library
      Address: 14 Flint Avenue, Bancroft

      Presentation #2: HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES
      Date: Thursday March 29, 2018
      Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      Location: Carlow/Mayo Public Library
      Address: 124 Fort Stewart Road, RR#4, Bancroft

      Presentation #3: HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES
      Date: Saturday March 31, 2018
      Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
      Location: Hastings Highlands Public Library
      Address: 33011 Hwy 62, Maynooth

      Presentation #5: TURTLEY SPEAKING
      Date: Saturday April 7, 2018
      Time: 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
      Location: Carlow/Mayo Public Library
      Address: 124 Fort Stewart Road, RR#4, Bancroft

      Presentation #4: HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES
      Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018
      Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      Location: Bancroft Public Library
      Address: 14 Flint Avenue, Bancroft

      Presentation #6: TURTLEY SPEAKING
      Date: Saturday April 21, 2018
      Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
      Location: Hastings Highlands Public Library
      Address: 33011 Hwy 62, Maynooth

      Note: Seating is limited at each of the library locations as per occupancy regulations so please contact thinkturtle@yahoo.com to reserve a seat. Thank you.

      PRESENTATIONS AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE

      Presentation #7: TURTLE NEST PROTECTORS
      Date: Wednesday April 18, 2018
      Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
      Location: Faraday Community Centre
      Address: 13 Lower Faraday Road, RR#3, Bancroft
      Subject: This presentation will cover predation, turtle nest protectors and turtle friendly landscaping.

      Presentation #8: TURTLES ON THE ROAD
      Date: Wednesday April 25, 2018
      Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
      Location: Faraday Community Centre
      Address: 13 Lower Faraday Road, RR#3, Bancroft
      Subject: This presentation will cover helpful information for when you encounter turtles on the roads and other turtle topics.

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      THE BANCROFT TURTLE FESTIVAL 2018
      When: Saturday May 5, 2018
      Where: Bancroft Fish & Game Club
      27602 Highway 62, Bancroft
      Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

      Presentation #1: Ontario Nature
      Subject: Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas, reporting sightings and other subjects.
      Presentor: Ed Poropat, Area Atlas Coordinator
      Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
      Website: http://www.ontarionature.org

      Presentation #2: The Land Between & Turtle Guardians
      Subject: The Turtle Guardian citizen science program and the Turtle Walk 2018.
      Presentor: Leora Berman, TLB Chief Manager
      Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
      Website: http://www.thelandbetween.ca & http://www.turtleguardians.com

      Presentation #3: Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre home of Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre
      Subject: Identification of Ontario’s eight turtle species, the threats to Ontario’s turtles that are causing population declines, and a better understanding of what “species at risk” designation in Ontario means. It will also outline the work that the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre does to conserve Ontario’s turtles including, rehabilitation, education and research in the field.
      Presentor: Wendy Baggs, OTCC Education Coordinator
      Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      Website: http://www.ontarioturtle.ca

      Food & Refreshments
      Blazin’ Dogs will be set-up outside under a canopy in the club parking lot area. The menu includes; Sausage on a bun (Hot Italian, Polish, Honey Garlic and Bratwurst) and Hot Dogs (1/4 lb., jumbo and veggie) with all the fixin’s $5.00 each, bottled water and cold drinks $1.50 each. $1.00 from the sale of each hot dog and sausage on a bun will be donated to the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre/Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre.

      Baked Goods
      There will be a bake table set-up with an assortment of delicious packaged baked goods for sale with all proceeds being donated to the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre/Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre.

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      An update regarding … TURTLE WALK 2018 – HELP SAVE ONTARIO’S TURTLES

      The first annual Turtle Walk will be taking place during Saturday May 26th – Saturday June 2nd. This is the Strawberry Moon and considered to be the most active times for turtle nesting in Ontario. As part of the first annual Turtle Walk to raise money for the Turtle Trauma and Tunnel Campaign The Land Between has chosen the Bancroft area as one of the scheduled walk locations. Information about the selected route, date, time and additional details will be available in the coming weeks.

      You can pre-register online at http://www.thelandbetween.ca and http://www.turtleguardians.com. Turtle Walk packages will be sent to participants and will include pledge sheets and posters. The websites will be updated with more information as well.

      The Turtle Walk and Turtle Trauma/Tunnel Campaign is organized by The Land Between in partnership with the Trillium Lakeland’s District School Board, Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, Scales Nature Park, Ontario Nature, Toronto Zoo and Eco-Kare International.

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      As always THANK YOU so much for your care and concern for TURTLES. If you have any questions please contact me at thinkturtle@yahoo.com. I may be a little slow at times responding but I will get back to you.

      Kindest Regards,
      Kelly Wallace
      Think Turtle Conservation Initiative