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The Turtle Fence at the Canada 150 Playground

June 10th, 2016
The Turtle Fence at the Canada 150 Playground Construction Site

The Turtle Fence at the Canada 150 Playground Construction Site

City of Ottawa documents show that prior to construction of the Canada 150 playground, experts were consulted about wildlife species that may be present. Blanding’s Turtle was identified as one vulnerable species that might find the playground site attractive for nesting. SeeĀ this link for more information about Blanding’s Turtle.

However, no evidence of the turtle was found on the site and it was acknowledged that the beach might be a more attractive option for the turtle, except that the beach was outside the study area.

Nonetheless, during the site preparation phase this “turtle barrier” was installed, just in case.

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