Northern map turtle hatchlings make their way to the Susquehanna River thanks to cleanup volunteers improving their nesting site. Photo courtesy of Alyssa Ruisard

VIDEO: Cleanup Volunteers Get Rare Glimpse of Endangered Turtles Hatching

An upper Bay environmental group has gone to great lengths to protect the northern map turtle’s habitat. So imagine their excitement when volunteers and Girl Scout members spotted baby map turtles hatching in the same Susquehanna riverbank where they were cleaning up trash!

Cheryl Costello shows us how small acts to improve the waterfront can make a big impact for these turtles in Port Deposit, Maryland. Watch below: