The members of the Wabashiki Turtle Research and Rescue Group have been working hard to get an eco-passage built under highway 40/150 at West Terre Haute so that the various species of turtles and other wildlife can safely migrate from the Wabashiki protected wetlands to the large privately owned lake to the north. Sadly many turtles are smashed on the highway and those that make it past the highway often find themselves trapped between the railroad tracks where they are baked alive in their own shells. The members of the Wabashiki Turtle Research and Rescue Group have been rescueing as many turtles as possible from this gruesome fate. In response to their efforts, the Indiana Department of Transportation has erected two TURTLE CROSSING signs at the location. There is still a lot of work to be done.
Please check out the Wabashiki Turtle Research and Rescue Group at: