Thursday, January 5, 2012

Turtle crossings over railroad tracks to help endangered species

VERNON, VT - The endangered spotted turtles of Vernon now have a variety of secure pathways to choose from while crossing the railroad tracks that run parallel with Route 142.
For the better part of a week, New England Central Rail hired ECI Rail Constructors of South Burlington to install 15 turtle crossings over a 700-foot section of track to assist the rare species’ journey to their documented nesting area. The new openings will prevent future deaths of the spotted turtles as they attempt to reach their vernal pools. Continued

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