The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin has provided $980 in grant money to the city of Middleton Conservancy Land Committee to support the Citizen Survey of Blanding’s Turtles.
The funding will facilitate the expansion of citizen monitoring efforts of the last two years.
The money will cover the costs to put radio transmitters on the turtles and track their movements and their habitat needs.
“Our Foundation works to save endangered wildlife, protect natural lands, and promote conservation education," said Charlie Luthin, executive director of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. "The Besady Grants are specifically for small-scale projects that have a big impact in local communities. This year, we gave away nearly $25,000 to 28 projects across the state. We’re pleased to support the great work of city of Middleton Conservancy Land Committee and Middleton citizen volunteers."