Turtlemania Celebration Returns to The County Line on the Lake During World Environment Day

In collaboration with Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), the Turtlemania Celebration returns to County Line on the Lake Bar-B-Q to “shellebrate” its turtle customers and human ones on World Environment Day June 5th and on the 6th. The TSA and Turtlemania 2021 strive to increase knowledge of and respect for turtles and tortoises; at County Line, which equates to two days of research when the TSA returns after a break in 2020.

County Line on the Lake sits on Bull Creek, right off Lake Austin.  Its turtles are so numerous and so healthy that the TSA’s North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group has done research at the restaurant from 2016-2019 on six species: Texas river cooter, Texas map turtle, Guadalupe softshell, red-eared slider, eastern musk turtle, and the eastern snapping turtle.  County Line is one of only three sites in Texas researched by this group.

Below is the Turtlemania Celebration Schedule:

JUNE 5:

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The public and media are welcome to watch and/or talk to the TSA-North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group from. , as volunteers and divers from all over the country:

  • capture the turtles and bring them to land
  • tag new turtles with a small micro-chip
  • examine new and those tagged from 2016 – 2019 (nearly 700 unique turtles representing six native species) which includes measuring, weighing, and determining the sex and the health of the turtles
  • release the turtles back into the lake

JUNE 6:

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.:  The public and media are again welcome to watch and/or talk to the TSA-North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group as volunteers and divers from all over the country:

  • capture the turtles and bring them to land
  • tag new turtles with a small micro-chip
  • examine new and those tagged from 2016 – 2019 (nearly 700 unique turtles representing six native species) which includes measuring, weighing, and determining the sex and the health of the turtles
  • release the turtles back into the lake

5 to 7 p.m.: Turtlemania 2021 will live up to its motto of “Drink Beer. Save Turtles” by offering two beers that evening at discounted price from local brewery Celis Beers that specializes in Belgium beers:  its signature Celis White and Celis Juicy IPA—both sold for $4 pints.  Proceeds from the beer sales will go to the Turtle Survival Alliance’s North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group.

About County Line on the Lake Bar-B-Q

The County Line has been servin’ up legendary award-winning, slow-smoked bar-b-q since 1975. County Line on the Lake is located at 5204 FM 2222 in Austin, Texas. Visit www.countyline.com or follow the County Line on the Lake on Facebook for updates on all the restaurant’s events, Happy Hours and specials.

About Turtle Survival Alliance

The Turtle Survival Alliance’s mission is to transform passion for turtles into effective conversation action through a global network of living collections and recovery programs. The TSA’s North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group is composed of professional scientists, students, and interested members of the public who want to make a difference. Visit www.turtlesurvival.org/ for more information.

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Source: County Line, TSA

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