TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 6/24/09-ECOPASSAGE CH02-Matt Aresco, a wildlife biologist with the Lake Jackson Ecopassage, scans the area around the existing culvert connecting Lake Jackson and Little Lake Jackson, June 24, 2009 in Tallahassee. Aresco's group wants to build additional culverts so turtles and other animals can safely cross under US Highway 27. They say the project will protect motorists and animals alike. The project has recently come into the national spotlight after U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., questioned using federal money to help fund it. ..COLIN HACKLEY PHOTO.