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Help wayward baby turtles get a better start

When baby turtles hatch in inconvenient places, they often don’t make it on their own. This year, the Comité ZIP du Haut-Saint-Laurent launched a campaign to rescue baby turtles and help them live full lives.

The organization was founded in 1993 and aims to enhance and rehabilitate the St. Lawrence River. The ZIP initiative started on June 1 in Les Coteaux, and it teaches folks how to build nests for baby turtles, making them less vulnerable to danger. The workshops will happen on June 15 in the Parc-régional Beauharnois-Salaberry, June 22 in Saint-Zotique, June 30 at the Lac Saint-François National Wildlife Area in Dundee, and July 6 in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. In case of rain, each event will be pushed to the following day.

This project is sponsored by the Fonds d’action Saint-Laurent’s (FASL) Maritime Program for the Biodiversity of the St. Lawrence, which is in place because of Advantage Saint-Laurent: the maritime goal of the Government of Quebec.

To sign up for one of these events, it is mandatory to email More information can be found on the Comité ZIP du HSL Facebook page.

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