Professor Roy Nagle of Juniata College and Juniata County Coordinator Stacia-Fe Gillen will be spearheading a cleanup in the Mount Union area to benefit northern map turtles. The Mount Union site is the largest riverine turtle nesting area known in Pennsylvania. We will clean up trash along the turtle fence and remove vegetation from the turtle nesting mounds to improve habitat. Of course, any encountered herps will be documented for the PARS project. Juniata College, Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful, and PARS are excited to be partnering on this project!
May 7th 2017
Turtle nesting area cleanup and habitat improvement
1:00-5:00 pm (you can come late, just make sure to sign waiver)
Mount Union bypass
Meet at the Fish and Boat Commission access point (Chestnut St. extension)
Penndot is providing trash bags, gloves, and reflective vests for 40 people. It would be very helpful to RSVP to [email protected] if you intend to come so I can alert Roy of how many people we should expect.
Juniata Colelge’s office of community service is providing bottled water, and there will also be donated snacks.
Please wear long pants, bug spray, and sunscreen!
Volunteers are encouraged to bring gardening tools (e.g., shovels, hoes, and mattocks) to help remove vegetation.
In conjunction with the Wissahickon restoration Volunteers