News & Updates

August 2023

Capital Campaign Update, August 2023

By |2023-09-20T15:48:59-04:00August 29th, 2023|News & Updates|

August 2023 In July 2023, we celebrated our new facility's Groundbreaking! Present were the major pillars of our Capital Campaign as well as local dignitaries. Of course none of this would be possible without the generosity of Mary and Gerry Young, who are gifting their land to OTCC. The whole 100 [...]

May 2021

We’re Building Our Forever Home!

By |2021-05-06T21:24:59-04:00May 6th, 2021|News & Updates|

Spring 2021 Dear Friends and Supporters, We have some “turtle-y” amazing news to share! Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre is building its forever home! “Where Community and Conservation Connect”  Thanks to you, we have renovated two buildings at our new site; a 100-acre farm 10 minutes from our currently leased site. This was Phase 1 [...]

June 2020

Meet Our 2020 Field Team!

By |2021-05-06T21:32:48-04:00June 3rd, 2020|News & Updates, Research|

Hello everybody, our field team will be tracking 19 juvenile Blanding’s Turtles at our field site: 9 are wild hatched juveniles, 8 are head started juveniles (hatched and reared at the centre), 2 are translocated juveniles (turtles that were injured near the field site (hit by car etc.) and released into the field site [...]

August 2019

May 2019

October 2018

We’re Beeutiful!

By |2021-05-06T21:27:32-04:00October 25th, 2018|News & Updates|

As part of Selwyn Township, we successfully applied for and received a Bee City Designation.  When you next visit our outdoor education centre, take a moment to enjoy our beautiful, healthy pollinator gardens consisting of native Ontario plants! Interested in becoming a Bee City?  Contact    

August 2018

November 2015

Visit Our Store

By |2021-05-06T21:31:20-04:00November 12th, 2015|News & Updates|

Visit our Store! Our on-site store offers a wide selection of gifts for the turtle-lover on your list. Our "I Brake for Turtles" t-shirts and original art and jewelry, all make wonderful gifts. We also have books, pottery, original framed photos by professional photographers, as well as artwork created by the turtles themselves! Our book, [...]

August 2015

KTTC Talk Turtle Coservation on CBC’s Fresh Air

By |2021-05-06T21:31:36-04:00August 28th, 2015|News & Updates|

The work of volunteers and staff at the KTTC help protect and preserve Ontario's biodiversity. General Manager Lindsay Maxim talked with CBC's Fresh Air about the work the centre does, the dangers turtles face, and what to do if you see one crossing the road. Find out more about what to do if you ever [...]

November 2012

17,000 batteries collected to raise $$$ for KTTC

By |2021-05-06T21:36:26-04:00November 15th, 2012|News & Updates|

Counted the final pile of batteries to be registered total to be submitted today:17,307!! We hit the max 50,000 total and are now waiting to hear how much of the $15,000 will be awarded to KTTC! Thank you to those of you who dug out your dead batteries to help turtles! And another hat tip [...]

October 2012

Unique turtle mosaics donated to raise funds

By |2021-05-06T21:36:39-04:00October 2nd, 2012|News & Updates|

Janet Knight is a wonderful artist in the Hastings area who has started a craft group with four other women to create beautiful mosaic tile turtles. Janet was first inspired to create these incredible turtles when she learned about the "Loggerhead Marinelife Centre" near her winter home in Juno Beach, Florida. Janet and her team [...]