Turtle Crossing Project

Each spring, with the help of the artistic talent commissioned from Georgetown Central School, the Conservation Commission posts “Turtle Crossing” signs at important turtle travel corridors around town.

Georgetown has a number of wetlands that are important for turtles.  Each May, turtles begin to move to lay their eggs in more upland areas.  As a result, they often have to cross roads to get where they are going, or to get back to the pond or wetland.

The turtle crossing signs serve to remind Georgetown residents to slow down and watch for turtles.