Charlie Green is “The Turtle Man.” Known by thousands of members of the community of Asheville, Charlie has been involved in summer camps and special events for children for many years, at the WNC Nature Center and elsewhere. His “infectious passion” has sparked a love and appreciation for all of nature—and especially turtles—in hundreds of young people.
Charlie saved many of the turtles in the outdoor turtle pond at the Nature Center, and because of his continual involvement with the Nature Center’s reptile rehabilitation and conservation, the Center wanted to recognize him. On November 15, 2011, the turtle pond was dedicated to Charlie Green in a ceremonial unveiling of a bronze box turtle sculpture placed within the enclosure. In attendance were Charlie’s family and friends, a small selection of the thousands of lives the Turtle Man has touched.Read the full article