Peasley Pond Turtle passage: protecting against local extinction

By: 
Ann Davidson
Staff Writer

Appalachian Corridor (ACA), the non-profit conservation organization founded with a mission to protect natural areas in the Appalachian region of Southern Québec, has just announced the completion of a safe turtle crossing as well as an aquatic passage for other small animals on the section of Route 245 just north of Bolton Centre. A project that has been three years in the making, the new crossing is the result of a collaborative effort, spearheaded by ACA along with Quebec’s Ministry of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and the Electrification of Transport (MTMDET) and Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP). This is the first crossing project of its kind developed by the MTMDET and, according to Mélanie Lelièvre, Executive Director of ACA, this collaboration has been the best one that the organization has been involved with to date. See full story in the Tuesday, May 15th edition of The Brome County News.