Welcome to the first of a series of virtual conservation caches. These virtual caches have been setup to provide ideas, as well as a way to document everyday people like yourself doing their part to save the environment.
Each spring adult female turtles around the world embark on a deadly journey key for the survival of their species. This journey takes them from their relatively safe aquatic and wetland habitats and sends them straight through a gauntlet of life threatening situations on their way to their final destination. As with many animals, spring is the season many turtles reproduce; each spring disrespectful drivers needlessly kill countless egg-laying turtles by running them over as the turtles are making their journey to their egg-laying site in upland fields. Not only are they killing the adult female turtle, that might be well over 40 years old, but they are also killing the next generation of turtles before they even have a chance.
By now, you may be asking yourself; What can I do? Well the answer is simple.
Since the activity of GeoCaching involves quite a lot of traveling, so on your travels, keep your eyes open for our female turtle friends and help them across the road. As you approach a turtle take note in the direction they are traveling so that you help them to the right side of the road.
To log this Virtual Conservation Cache, post a picture of you helping a turtle cross the road along with the coordinates and state/country where you helped a turtle cross the road. Please be careful, some turtles, such as the well-known snapping turtle, can inflict serious injury if not handled correctly. By picking them up by their shell you can safely move most turtles. For snapping turtles, quickly walk up behind them and firmly grab their tail and slowly drag them on the ground.
The coordinates listed above are for the location where I helped a snapping turtle cross the road. You don't have to visit the coordinates to log the cache, instead post the coordinates where you helped a turtle across the road.