Friday, May 20, 2011

Celebrate Turtles with MassWildlife! -- Hanson/Halifax

Celebrate Turtles with MassWildlife!


The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW), invites the public to a release of endangered Northern Red-bellied Turtles and "Celebrate Turtles" event from 10 AM - 12 Noon on Friday May 27, 2011 at the DFW's Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area in Hanson/Halifax.

This family-friendly event will provide turtle enthusiasts an opportunity to release "head-started" Red-bellied Northern Cooters, see a broad selection of other live native turtles found here in Massachusetts, learn about the threats to turtles here in Massachusetts from biologists and other turtle enthusiasts. You'll also see how turtles are tracked with telemetry and discover how you can help these ancient creatures.

This is a rain or shine event.

Burrage Pond State Wildlife Management Area
149 Elm St. Halifax, MA

Telephone: 508-759-3406

Directions: From Route 24: Take exit 16A (Route 106 East) Follow Route 106 East for 6.8 miles (Route 106 makes several bends and intersections) Turn Left on Pond St. travel for 0.4 miles. Turn Left onto Washington St for 50 feet. Turn right onto Pond St, travel for 1.8 miles. Turn right onto Elm St. and travel 0.2 miles, entrance to the parking lot will be on your left.

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