Help Save Blanding’s Turtles
The Blanding’s turtle is a semi-aquatic freshwater species that is listed as a Threatened Species in Massachusetts.
Since 2006, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has led a conservation initiative to establish a new population of Blanding’s turtles at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) by moving juveniles and hatchlings from Oxbow NWR. Learn more about the Blanding’s turtle.
Fact sheet from the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program at the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries & Wildlife
Funding is needed to help continue this conservation effort. Please consider helping fund this effort with a tax-deductible contribution to the Friends. Donations will help continue research and to purchase and maintain field equipment for the project.
You can also send a check, made out to “Friends of the Assabet River, Oxbow, and Great Meadows NWRs,” with “Blanding’s Turtle Fund” written on the memo line, to:
Friends of the Assabet River, Oxbow, and Great Meadows NWRs
P.O. Box 27
Hudson, MA 01749
Hear from Jared Green on the Blanding’s turtles project.