Community Members to Host Town Hall Meeting in Defence of Local Turtles
AUGUST 19, 2022 –
Meeting at Bracebridge Legion will feature guest speakers and local turtle experts.
(Bracebridge, Ontario) A group of residents and concerned parties that formed earlier this summer to protect the Fraserburg Road turtles is hosting an open Town Hall Meeting on Friday, August 26th at 7:00pm. Local councillors and District of Muskoka representatives are invited to the meeting with front row seats to learn how the Fraserburg Road project threatens to decimate turtle habitat along the road and puts endangered Blanding’s Turtles at risk.
Special guest speakers will include Bob Dyment, a Muskoka resident who has been identifying turtle nesting sites along this road shoulder for over a decade.
“I’ve kept quiet about the nest locations to protect them,” says Mr. Dyment. “But now it’s time I share my information to stop them from being destroyed by this unnecessary road work.”
The meeting will be hosted at the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 161) at 168 Muskoka Road, Bracebridge.
The Fraserburg Road project proposes to pave over 1,000 feet along the road shoulder and the South Muskoka riverbank. It will permanently destroy the habitat and nesting sites of three key species of Ontario turtles: Snapping Turtles, Painted Turtles and the endangered Blanding’s Turtle.
Tax-deductible donations can be made to support the protection of the turtles and their habitat here.
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