MDIF&W: Road Signs to Help Maine’s Endangered Turtles

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com][1] Public: Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Wildlife Biologists Jonathan Mays at (207) 941-4475 or Phillip deMaynadier at (207) 941-4239 or Judy Camuso at (207) 657-2345* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2011 **Road Signs to Help Maine’s Endangered Turtles** Late May through early July in southern Maine is a critical period when female turtles undertake risky overland forays to reach nesting areas. During this time, turtles often cross roads, sometimes with fatal consequences

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MDIF&W: Road Signs to Help Maine’s Endangered Turtles