Tome Visitor Center and Turtle Habitat

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Since 2008, Towson students have been studying Maryland’s only population of the endangered turtles in Port Deposit. One brave female turtle — who Tome’s Landing Marina employees made sure had clear passage through their busy parking lot to her nest each season — was named Rhonda. Rhonda’s likeness is now seen on banners along Main Street.
To protect Rhonda, and other endangered Northern Map Turtles who nest here, Port Deposit took the reins in applying for and obtaining grants to restore the historic structure, and make it not only a home for Towson students for study of these wonderful creatures, but also to serve as a visitor center for the entire town and outlying areas.
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