- Associated Press - Saturday, October 7, 2017

NORTH HERO, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help during the annual spiny soft-shell turtle beach cleanup day that will start in North Hero.

This year’s beach cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21,

Volunteers are asked to arrive at North Hero State Park at between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The group may move on to another site by 11. Children and families are welcome.

Volunteers will pull up vegetation on nesting beaches to prepare turtle nesting sites for next year.

The volunteers may find a few hatchlings that occasionally remain in nests underground.

In addition to threatened spiny soft-shell turtles, the nesting sites are used by map turtles, painted turtles and snapping turtles.

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