July 17, 2016

  Terrapins are now protected in New Jersey! New Jersey Senate Bill (S1625) was introduced to the Senate by Senator VanDrew along with Assembly Bill (A2949) sponsored by Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak and R. Bruce Land.  The bills make terrapins a "non-game species" and prevent them from being harvested.  On March 3, Assembly Bill 2949 passed the Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee (5-0) and was introduced into the Assembly for a vote on April 7 where is was unanimously supported (71-0-0).  Senate Bill 1625 as introduced...

July 17, 2013

Thanks to the staff and leadership at Island Beach State Park for the installation of two turtle crossing signs this past summer.  There were ten more signs like this installed at Bayview Blvd. in Barnegat Light.  We need to continue to support this aspect of terrapin conservation and awareness.

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