Turtle Tunnel Provides a Rare Glimpse Into the Secret Lives of Wildlife

Northern Washington County, including Big Marine Park Reserve, contains this special mix of habitat types and, therefore, is one of the few places in the state where Blanding’s turtles still roam.

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Safe passage for turtles near Big Marine Lake

County Parks and WCD staff expect many kinds of turtles to use the new road crossing at Hwy 4, but local biologists are especially interested in protecting Blanding’s turtles because of their threatened species status.

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