Saving the turtles
Monday, August 16, 2010 - 4:42 pm

Jonathan Putney, Youth Conservation Corps Crew Supervisor for the Canton crew, has worked closely with Tom Langen of Clarkson University constructing a turtle fence. The fence prevents turtles from crossing a stretch of Rt. 68 between Canton and Rensselaer Falls. Other YCC crews involved in the project were Paul Majka, Crew Supervisor, with the Gouverneur Crew and Adam Smith, Crew Supervisor with the Massena II Crew. The Crews have put up approximately 1.5 miles of turtle fence, to prevent the migration of turtles across Rt. 68 during mating season. Above, Jared Adner and Jordon Smith, Canton crew members, dig in.