Governor Signs Bog Turtle Bill at Riverside
Posted on 06/27/2018

On June 18, Governor Phil Murphy visited Riverside Elementary School along with Senator Kip Bateman and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker to sign legislation making the critically endangered bog turtle the official state reptile.

Riverside and Community Park students have been working for the past two years to advocate on behalf of bog turtles, writing letters to legislators and even testifying at the state capitol. 

Thanks to Mr. Eastburn and Ms. Jones for their dedication in leading this project!

Learn more about the work our students and staff did to recognize the bog turtle