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Work to install fencing to protect turtles begins

October 29, 2015 –

The work to install fencing to help keep turtles safe begins on Monday, Nov. 2 and will continue until early December. The fencing will run along Princess Street between John Counter Boulevard and Parkway.

The work is expected to have a minimal impact on traffic.

Last year, the community and Turtles Kingston raised more than $30,600 toward the cost for the fencing. The City's contribution is $85,600.

The fencing is now part of a wider project to keep Kingston turtles safe in their own habitats. In June, the City received a $59,066 grant from the Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources' Species at Risk Stewardship Fund. These provincial grant monies will be used to build turtle-nesting platforms and additional fencing along this corridor.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.