by Christine Bowie
A siginificant milestone was reached last week at the Turtle Survival Center (TSC). The Center welcomed its 200th turtle for the year bringing the total number of animals at the Center to 508 individuals, representing 34 species! To accommodate the growing collection, the team continues to plan, design and build new enclosures.
TSC staff members Nate Haislip and Carol Armell recently participated in a community outreach event at Cypress Gardens. The 170-acre preserve and garden attracts visitors from across the country to its beautiful bald cypress swamp and peaceful foot trails. Every month, Cypress Gardens invites all of the residents of Berkeley County to visit the park and get to know their neighbors. This month, TSC staff attended the event and brought along turtle ambassadors from the Center. The turtles were a hit with both kids and adults alike and gave Nate and Carol the opportunity to engage residents in the conservation efforts that were happening right in their backyard!