A news story from Office of Pierce County Councilmember Jani Hitchen.
Last Friday, I participated in an event organized by the Woodland Park Zoo and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife as they released over 30 young Western Pond Turtles into the pond and wetland found at the South Puget Sound Wildlife Area. If you haven’t visited this gem in the middle of Lakewood, you need to. There are trails, some great learning opportunities and you can witness what parts of Lakewood looked like before we arrived.
We “shellebrated” the 30th anniversary of the Western Pond Turtle Recovery Project, which is Washington state’s longest running species reintroduction project. These partners are doing wonderful work and it was an honor to be there. It also just so happens that I love turtles, so to be part of this was amazing.