Marshall's idea is to have the DOT create a "Adopt a Turtle" program, much like"Adopt a Highway". He said that silk fences (only a foot high) can be put up. It's a technique used all around the country. He's not suggesting that the MnDot find a place in their budget to do this. "
It takes citizen pressure to make things happen. Let YOUR local government know that you want to adopt a turtle on your road!
Marshall said, "I think it can be done. It's relatively simple and it would get people all across the state involved in not just conservation but public safety."
Check out Marshall's editorial here.
Interested in turtles? Check out this interesting article from the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer! And check this out about the Blanding turtle's campaign to be the Minnesota state reptile.