Turtle issue slowly resolved

Species being pulled from ailing lagoon

HOMELESS—Red-eared slider turtles, shown above, will be removed from the pond at Oak Canyon Park and transported north. The lagoon area was destroyed by fire and rain. At left, officials and concerned citizens examine the grounds on July 6.The renovation of the fire-damaged pond at Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park has been a long slog through mud, silt and bureaucratic issues. The good news is that the red-eared slider turtles, an invasive species likely dumped in the pond by residents who ...

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