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Turtles A Hurdle To East Hampton Pond Excavation

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Volunteers searched Town Pond in East Hampton for hibernating turtles on Sunday.

Volunteers searched Town Pond in East Hampton for hibernating turtles on Sunday.

Dell Cullum and other wildlife advocates searched for turtles in hibernating beneath the mud in Town Pond, which East Hampton Village is in the midst of dredging.

Dell Cullum and other wildlife advocates searched for turtles in hibernating beneath the mud in Town Pond, which East Hampton Village is in the midst of dredging. Michael Heller

East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen and wildlife advocate Dell Cullum discussed the need to remove hibernating turtles from the mud of Town Pond before the pond is excavated.

East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen and wildlife advocate Dell Cullum discussed the need to remove hibernating turtles from the mud of Town Pond before the pond is excavated. Michael Heller

East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen and wildlife advocate Dell Cullum discussed the need to remove hibernating turtles from the mud of Town Pond before the pond is excavated.

East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen and wildlife advocate Dell Cullum discussed the need to remove hibernating turtles from the mud of Town Pond before the pond is excavated. Michael Heller

authorMichael Wright on Mar 3, 2021
The excavation of Town Pond was halted this week after wildlife advocates said they feared turtles hibernating in the muck that is being removed would be harmed by the work.... more

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