water snake, Nerodia fasciata*
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization and registered Florida charity, registration # CH-15726, under the Solicitation
reptile and amphibian species rescued by the fence or found dead on the road
days = "Sunday"; days = "Thursday";
2,600 foot fence was then constructed along US Highway 27 South
2 of 51 Lake Lafayette at the site of a sinkhole … Sierra Magazine, November 2004
saved, the fence we constructed
Hauserman, 15 December 2002, [NOTE: This article was picked up by the
sites around the world have
July 2013 – Bradenton home showing signs of possible sinkhole.
racer, Coluber constrictor*
functioning would falter.
Style 5: Sat March 17, 2000
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Tunnel" Really a Waste?
Lake Jackson & Watershed Basin: 43 Sq Mi Lake Area: 6.5 Sq Mi Closed Basin: Water level controlled by: –Direct rainfall –Surface run-off –Shallow aquifers seepage –Evaporation –Loss to deeper aquifer .
beavers, foxes, squirrels, rabbits, armadillos, opossums, and raccoons. chicken turtles
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Why did the turtle cross the road?
Friends of Florida
14 November 2002
organizations, is now in excess of
"0" + year2 : year2;
numbers causing concern, Though sturdy
Lake Jackson is a 4000-acre sinkhole lake in northwestern Florida located 7 miles north of Tallahassee, FL in the Ochlockonee River basin. Anhinga anhinga*, Barred Owl,
months2 = "Mar"; months2 = "Sep";
Awarded to Dr. Matthew Aresco on 4 October 2003.
in the last 8 years.
Lake Jackson Water Levels (1950-2005) High Typical Low . tree frog, Hyla squirella
When turtles are hit they can act as dangerous
for a pet? Times, by Jeff
anole, Anolis carolinensis*
One day in 1999 "outstanding Florida water body" Lake Jackson began to disappear when a sinkhole opened. Organic Pasta
Because many turtles take from
Without turtles the general ecosystem
animals that attempted to migrate to Little Lake Jackson directly across
In addition to the
One day in 1999 "outstanding Florida water body" Lake Jackson began to disappear when a sinkhole opened. the Florida Wildlife
Club to recognize individuals "Contributing Greatly to the
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Online, Florida Times-Union, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and Palm Beach
award is presented by the
Ecopassage Advances At A Turtle's Pace, Leon County
One September day in 1999, folks began to notice that Lake Jackson in the panhandle region was shrinking.
This river otter was
Humane Society of Collier County "in recognition of contributions to the
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quality, implementation, and comprehensiveness. 16 April 2008)The two most
Saves Turtles From Highway Death", Capitol News Service, by Sarah Walker, 12 June 2000, "Drought
Tunnel" Really a Waste?, OnEarth Magazine,
turtles and other wildlife from Lake Jackson
Newspaper reports and word from friends was that the hole appeared to have stopped draining and a pool was filling up in the sink basin. Lake Jackson, 23,500 vehicles traveling along it each
Sticks His Neck Out For Endangered Turtles, Gainesville Sun, June 29,
The draining or “dry-down” also occurred in 1982 and 1956 and, according to folklore, many times in the last couple hundred years and probably even earlier than that.
2001 - This award is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs (Center for
to our site.
The fence is often compromised by animals chewing it,
found dead on the road. See Ghost Lakes discussed below.
Wildlife Conservation Commission, by Stan Kirkland, 23
In the 1950s, a sinkhole opened up in Lake Jackson near Tallahassee.
To Environmentally Friendly Highways", Ecoviews, by Whit Gibbons, 15 April 2003, "A
on the highway while searching for appropriate nesting habitat.
Underpass Skewered: Founder Fires Back, FloridaEnvironment.com, June 17,
(Awards) the Lake Jackson Ecopassage project has received:
2006, Project steers turtles off roads,
2003 Cypress Award - This award is presented annually by
Turtle & Tortoise Society
Alliance your letter.
and steady help for local turtles, Two
American Society for
Is this turtle movement a freak anomaly based upon
873 Musk turtles
Isn't Just An Excuse To Spend, Tallahassee Democrat, July 11, 2009, Stop
Sink hole … --------------------------------*/
million for Lake Jackson Ecopassage, Tallahassee Democrat, November 29,
Florida Public Interest Research
INFORMATION ON ECOPASSAGES AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION-RELATED WILDLIFE PROGRAMS, PLEASE VISIT
Lake Jackson Ecopassage Alliance, Inc.
“You can’t even see it from the road,” Abi Webb said. (not including birds) attempting to cross the half-mile section of US
Leon County Humane
A copy of the official registration, financial information,
Updated 11/16/20 .
crusade gets helping hand, version (as it appeared in newspaper, with photos), Slow
menace, Hydrilla. Mammals and birds
the road. Despite all of the hurdles, the Lake Jackson Ecopassage Alliance and
Discussion Group, Florida State University, Environmental Services Program,
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