williamsburg virginia turtles cause jamestown loop to close

The Jamestown Island Loop will be closed to vehicle traffic for the next three months. The National Park Service has announce that starting at the end of March and continuing into late June the loop will close to monitor the migration habits of turtles. 

A team of volunteers and park staff will monitoring the turtle activity throughout this period. Visitors can also expect additional closures throughout the year as environmental conditions related to the turtle’s migration warrant. Closing the road to car traffic will reduce the number of deaths to the indigenous turtles. 

The construction of the roads in the 1950’s created a barrier to the marsh ecosystem that turtles call home.  You can read more about the turtles here. 








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