Posted on Wed, September 18, 2002

Leon County Commission: Turtle passages OK'd

The Leon County Commission took the following action at its Tuesday meeting:

Turtle passages OK'd: Unanimously approved measures to help find state and federal funding for underground "ecopassages" for turtles crossing U.S. Highway 27 at Lake Jackson. Matt Aresco, a Florida State University doctoral student, asked commissioners to fund the series of underground culverts for turtles and other wildlife. Without the culverts, he said more turtles would die on the road than anywhere else in North America. A number of people came to the meeting to support Aresco.