TURTLE ADOPTION
Home \ Join & Support \ Turtle Adoption
Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle Adoption Program
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is once again proud to partner with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to give Spiny Softshell Turtles a “headstart” on life in Lake Champlain. As a threatened species in Vermont, with only 300 adult specimens estimated to live in the lake, these fascinating turtles benefit from a winter of care at ECHO before being released into the wild in June. You can help ECHO’s animal care staff protect, feed, and maintain these cute little neonates (babies) through your turtle adoption.

More interesting information on the Spiny Softshell Turtle here
 

Stop by ECHO to see these wonderful creatures and purchase your adoption package today.

Levels of Adoption
Softshell Supporter
In return for your tax-deductible contribution of $50 you will receive:
  1. Softshell Supporter certificate
  2. Photo of your turtle
  3. Plush softshell turtle toy
  4. Name your turtle
     
Become a Softshell Supporter
Softshell Superstar
In return for your tax-deductible contribution of $125 you will receive:

  1. Softshell Superstar certificate
  2. Photo of your turtle
  3. Plush softshell turtle toy
  4. Name your turtle
  5. Exclusive invitation to the turtle release into Lake Champlain in June
  6. Four passes to ECHO to visit your turtle with your friends
Become a Softshell Superstar
How to Adopt
Purchase online, stop by the ECHO Gift Shop, or contact us at 802.864.1848 or at info@echovermont.org