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Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter, 2000, 2:19b
© 2000 by Chelonian Research Foundation

Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter

Michigan Turtle Conservation Organization (MTCO)

Excerpts from a letter by Thomas Nichols, President MTCO
2260 Josephine, Muskegon, MI 49444;
phone (231) 739-5958

This is a brand new organizization in Michigan. MTCO is a Non-Profit organization incorporated in Michigan for the purpose of turtle conservation. The rehabilitation of injured or sick turtles, turtle studies and public education are currently our primary activities. I recently obtained a permit from the Dept. of Natural Resources to take in turtles and hatch eggs...

The first study I became personally involved with was assisting road hit turtles and in fatal cases extracting eggs for artificial incubation. I continue this with great passion. As there is little information on this I believe exchange of information is important.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would add MTCO to your mailing list for turtle studies, findings, papers, etc.

Note from the editors: Will other groups doing similar work please assist this group in getting started.