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Youth needed to help build turtle nest protectors in Cambridge

Residents aged 15 to 18 invited to play an active role in maintaining a healthy turtle population
Turtle nest protectors help fend off predators.

The rare Charitable Research Reserve is calling on youth animal lovers to help build turtle nest protectors later this month.

On March 23, residents aged 15 to 18 can do their part to protect the local turtle population.

The free event is being put on in partnership with WILD Outside and features activities, snacks and an opportunity to interact with like-minded people.

WILD Outside will lead the construction and no experience is required.

Participants can also learn more about the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the role of WILD Outside, at-risk turtles species found in Southwestern Ontario and how members of the community can play an active part in environmental sustainability.

Turtle nests are known to be targets of predators and by building the wooden shelters, dozens can be saved.

The event is taking place at the rare ECO centre located at 768 Blair Rd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a free bus is provided from the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium at 9:15 a.m. and will return at 1:30 p.m. 

While there is no cost to participate, sign up is required and can be done here.

For more information on the rare Charitable Research Reserve visit