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The Pests that Girdle the Home of Tucker the Turtle


Hi, everyone! I'm Tucker from The Pests that Girdle the Home of Tucker the Turtle, a children's poetry book written by the Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area. I just wanted to share with you how non-native invasive species are affecting the forests and rivers that my friends and I call home.

Invasive species are a big problem that affects us all, so gather your friends and family and help me restore our natural environment! You can learn more by reading my book and by looking at the other pages on the CWPMA Website. You can also follow me on twitter at twitter.com/tucker_turtle or on my blog at: tuckertheturtle1.tumblr.com/ or by email at: Tuckertheturtle1@gmail.com.

Tucker - An Adventurous Turtle – PlayCleanGo® Partnership

I’m starting my most ambitious project to date!  I’m partnering with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources who has launched PlayCleanGo® - a campaign to educate outdoor recreationists about non-native invasive species and what they can do to stop them.  Together, we will reach more people AND we are expanding our resources. I’ll be learning about new species and I’ll update my book, coloring book, and field guide to include 9 more species.  It’s going to be epic!

Will you help me out?  I want to spend the next few months traveling the country and seeing new places.  I can spread awareness and have fun too. Just print the picture of me below, cut me out, and take me some place amazing. Then, take my picture! You can send me a quick note about where "we" went together along with the photo at: Tuckertheturtle1@gmail.com. I'll post some of my favorite pictures on this website.  Thanks for helping a turtle out!  I can’t get too far on my own.  And, don’t forget to visit PlayCleanGo at www.playcleango.org.