The St Mary's River Community is known for active & collective protection of wildlife populations and conservation of natural habitats.
For generations the Wild Atlantic Salmon has been at the centre of their efforts but it doesn't stop there. Meet the Wood Turtle! The largest population of this species of Wood Turtle in North America lives on the wooded shores of the St Mary's River.
In 2000 it was discovered that the Wood Turtle's environment was being threatened due to lack of awareness of the Wood Turtles' situation. By 2004 the awareness was spread throughout the community and now the populations of Wood Turtles are sustained. Sure is a nice change to hear a good story eh?News Article on Preservation in the St.Mary's Area
Wood turtles have been spotted on Lot 8