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Meeting of Volunteers interested in preserving the breeding grounds of snapping turtles along the northern end of Western Highway in Blauvelt. Every year from mid-May to late June, female snapping turtles cross Western Highway from the Hackensack River to lay their eggs in the sandy ancestral soil to the east. This puts them at great risk of maiming or death at the hands of drivers on that stretch of road. The population cannot sustain losses, given the length of time it takes for turtles to reach reproductive maturity. One adult death affects many future generations.