Adopt a Blanding's turtle to benefit Kane Forest Preserve Foundation

  • Donate to the "Adopt a Turtle" program with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County and support the project to learn more about the county's Blanding's turtle populations.

    Donate to the "Adopt a Turtle" program with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County and support the project to learn more about the county's Blanding's turtle populations. Daily Herald file photo

 
Submitted by Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Updated 12/28/2020 5:13 PM

The Kane Forest Preserve Foundation works to restore, restock, protect and preserve forest preserve lands for the education, recreation and pleasure of all Kane County citizens -- plants and wildlife alike.

You can help the environment for endangered Blanding's turtles in the Kane County's forest preserves through the "Adopt a Turtle" program. You can be on "Team Turtle" for $115 or more, become a "Blanding's Backer" for $75 to $114, or join as a "Blanding's Buddy" at any amount.

 

The various benefits may include: a Blanding's turtle baseball cap, naming rights for a turtle, future Blanding's turtle conservation updates, a photo of your adopted turtle, a certificate of adoption, a Turtle patch, and website acknowledgment of your support. Note: These are ceremonial adoptions. No turtles will be removed Forest Preserve District property.

This program helps the district go above and beyond the Forest Preserve District's normal capacity for research, education, seasonal staff, technology and field supplies, as well as habitat improvement projects.

If they reach the $6,000 goal, the district would be able to hire another summer-seasonal intern to help learn more about Kane County's Blanding's turtle populations. Donations would also go toward field supplies and technology to further aid in the study of this important species.

To adopt a turtle via credit card, visit bit.ly/KaneAdoptATurtleCC.

Or send a check, made payable to Kane Forest Preserve Foundation, to Kane Forest Preserve Foundation, 1996 S. Kirk Road, Suite 320, Geneva, IL 60134.

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For more information, see Adopt a Turtle at kaneforestpreservefoundation.org/adoptaturtle.

Support the mission of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County by donating to the foundation at kaneforestpreservefoundation.org.

Less than one-tenth of one percent of the original Illinois prairie remains. The foundation is a charitable organization that helps the Forest Preserve District's efforts to acquire and restore and protect prairies, woodlands and wetlands, throughout Kane County.

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