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It only takes a minute to save Turtles on Cootes Drive

Please help us raise awareness of the simple thing drivers (and passengers) can do to avoid killing at-risk turtles and other wildlife on Cootes Drive between Dundas and Hamilton.

TAKE OUR PLEDGE: ProtectTurtlesCootes 
(takes less than one minute to complete)

Alternative routes between Dundas and Hamilton exist, and taking these routes will only add a minute to most drivers reaching their destination.

photo of a turtle crushed on the road

Often you might not even be aware you've hit a young turtle, or a snake, for example, yet in the case of turtles, each death means this at-risk group is one death closer to extirpation. Turtles take a long time to reach maturity, and most hatchlings never make it to adulthood so you can see the dilemma.

Please take a minute to pledge your commitment to use an alternate route, and help Restore Cootes and other groups do their part to protect our reptile friends. A previous survey showed that 70% of respondents would do this for the turtles. Hopefully, you will join them!

Thanks in advance for your support!


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