World Turtle News, 04/18/2017
Students successfully push for ‘turtle crossing’ signs
Two eighth-graders are working with local governments to help turtles survive treacherous roadway crossings during mating season. Students at Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake — have persuaded officials in Fremont Township and Gurnee to install “turtle crossing” signs warning drivers on roads near turtle habitats.
“We were told we could do anything to help our community, so we looked at a list of Illinois endangered species and saw the Blanding’s turtle,” Ben said. “It was obvious these small, defenseless creatures needed our help.”
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Photo from Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer, 2016.