A Chilly Moose blue water bottle on a patch of snow beside a stream.

Turtles love water (bottles!)

What do turtles and reusable water bottles have in common? More than you might imagine.

Turtles need our help, and we’ve partnered with our friends at Chilly Moose (and their reusable bottles) to help meet the challenge!

Making a splash for turtles

We take our role in protecting nature seriously. Our Turtle Protection Project is raising funding for important turtle research and protection projects in provincial parks.

Northern Map Turtle on log above water

A big problem needs big solutions, and that’s where Chilly Moose comes in. They believe that reusable bottles are great for the planet — and for turtles!

The Chilly Moose Ontario Parks Turtle Bottles are double-walled and stainless steel. They hold 740 ml (25oz) of your favourite hot or cold drink, and are BPA- and toxin-free.

Chilly Moose stainless steel water bottle with Ontario parks logo set in the snow

They also look great, with the Ontario Parks logo and a special turtle icon engraved right on the bottle.

And best of all, Chilly Moose is “shelling” out the net proceeds from each water bottle sold to the Turtle Protection Project.

A project to protect

All eight of Ontario’s turtle species are now at risk.

Habitat loss, predators, and way too many interactions with vehicles are causing turtles to disappear from Ontario landscapes.

The Turtle Project will allow us to do more to help turtles.

Snapping Turtle peeking out of water in Awenda Park

To start with, we’re going to host and conduct more important research in provincial parks, to learn more about turtles and how to better protect them.

And we’re going to create more on-the-ground solutions like nest coverings and wildlife crossings to help reduce threats from predators and vehicle encounters.

Hydrate and help

Kristi Greco, co-founder of Chilly Moose, says the Ontario-based company is  happy to support the Turtle Protection Project. “Our love of protected parks, the outdoors, and the species that live in Ontario — including turtles — fuels our desire to protect them all.”

Chilly Moose stainless steel water bottle in front of rustic wooden wall

We think hydration and protecting turtles is a winning combination!

Only 1,000 of these special bottles are being made, so buy your water bottle today and help turtles!

Donations from individuals and partners like Chilly Moose help us do even more to keep our parks (and their feathered, furred, scaled, and shelled inhabitants) safe, healthy, and protected. Thank you, partners!