Turtle Hatchling Release


Sunday August 25, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
York Road Park, Guelph

Folks from Guelph may remember when social media seemed to be covered with photos and videos of the numerous snapping turtles laying their eggs all over York Road Park. At one point, eight big snapping turtles were seen on the soccer field at the same time! Calls were rolling in to the Guelph Humane Society, the city’s Park Operations department, and rare.

Since then, those eggs have been sitting warm and cozy in our incubators, as slowly maturing baby turtles have grown inside. Now that they have started to hatch, we want to show our appreciation for the community that helped our Conservation Technician while she excavated by inviting everyone to be part the release of little hatchlings!

Join us at York Road Park in Guelph for a look at the snapping turtle hatchlings that were rescued two months ago. Help us wish them good luck as our Conservation Technician releases the babies into the Eramosa River!

Staff will be available for questions about the rare turtle project and other rare conservation initiatives before and after the release.

This event is FREE

For more information, contact:
Sarah Marshall, Conservation Technician
519-650-9336 x114 or

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001