Turtle Protectors is an Indigenous led stewardship program that is supported by Msit No’kmaq, the Indigenous Land Stewardship Circle, Taiaiako:n Historic Preservation Society, Indigenous Elders and community members.

This initiative is also supported by Toronto Animal Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, the Indigenous Affairs Office at the City of Toronto, and the High Park Nature Centre.

Thank you to Henry Pitawanakwat, for giving Turtle Protectors a name in Anishinaabemowin, “Mishiikenh Gizhaasowin

We would also like to thank the Heart Lake Turtle Troopers for sharing their resources and best practices with us and to the Snapping Turtle relative who inspired this whole project while laying her eggs on June 8, 2021.

  • Volunteer Orientation

    On August 16th at 6:30 pm, Join us! Learn more about our Indigenous led initiative and the Indigenous teachings that guide the work to be in good relationship with all kin.


  • Turtle nest protectors

    If you are wondering where to buy or how to build a Turtle nest protector, keep reading!


  • Helping sick or injured turtles

    Learn about signs to determine whether a turtle is sick or injured, how to help, and who to contact.


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