HELP RAISE AWARENESS & PREVENT TURTLE ROAD MORTALITY!
If you are looking to purchase a 'WATCH 4 TURTLES' sign they are presently available through curbside pick-up in Bancroft, Apsley, Guelph, Gravenhurst and Acton.
Why Signs Are Important
Turtles can be observed crossing roads at 'anytime' during turtle season, typically April to October. April to mid July is a particularly busy period for turtles with spring hatchlings showing up, turtles emerging from hibernation, males traveling to find mates, females looking to nest, turtles foraging for food, traveling in response to a habitat disturbance or drought that causes their body of water to dry up, flooding and sometimes reasons only turtles know.
The installation of turtle awareness signs serve as important 'visual cues' alerting motorists of potential turtle activity on the road ahead that may not be readily apparent while traveling through rural communities, cottage country, the outskirts of urban communities and on ATV trails.
Descriptions & Price
Think Turtle has '3' Watch 4 Turtles sign designs available to purchase. All signs designs are $10 each.
(1) Watch 4 Turtles Signs (wooden) These signs are intended to be secured to a mailbox post, fence, tree stump, etc.
(2) Watch 4 Turtles Signs (coroplast/double sided/H-stand included) These signs are intended to be installed on an H-stand and then placed on a lawn, yard or field.
(3) Watch 4 Turtles Signs (coroplast/rectangular/double sided/H-stand included) These signs are intended to be installed on an H-stand and then placed on a lawn, yard or field.
Note: Please do not attach 'WATCH 4 TURTLES' signs to 911's, hydro poles or pre-existing street signs. Obtain permission if looking to install a sign on property other then your own.
The signs are unfortunately expensive to mail being over sized. Curbside pick-up is available in Bancroft, Apsley, Gravenhurst, Guelph and Acton. If none of these locations work for you we can put out a message to Think Turtles friends and colleagues to see if anyone is headed to your community. We can't promise we can find a ride but are certainly willing to try. We regularly move Watch 4 Turtle signs throughout Ontario in this way with many conservation minded citizens knowing how important it is to raise awareness and that the Watch 4 Turtles signs are an affordable resource to help prevent turtle road mortality.
If interested in purchasing a sign please get in touch with Think Turtle to confirm availability in the community you are interested in picking up a sign. Payment can be sent via e-Transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or paid in cash at the time of pick-up.
Funds from the sale of each sign go towards reimbursing the costs of making/printing the signs and purchasing more signs. The Watch 4 Turtles sign initiative is not about making money it is about raising awareness and preventing turtle road mortality.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could share information about the Watch 4 Turtles signs with family, friends and any associates and ask them to do the same. If motorists are keeping an eye out for turtles that will no doubt be taking notice of other wildlife crossing roads as well.
If you have any questions regarding the signs or other turtle related matters please do not hesitate to contact Think Turtle Conservation Initiative at 647-606-9537 (phone/text) or e-mail email@example.com. Thank you for contributing to efforts to protect Ontario's wildlife!