SAVE THE FROGS! featured in today's LA Times
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
SAVE THE FROGS' campaign to stop the importation of several million non-native American Bullfrogs into the state of California each year is getting worldwide attention today thanks to Louis Sahagun's article that appears in today's LA Times. As you may recall, on May 19, 2010 I testified at the California Fish & Game Commission's hearing on this issue, where they voted for the second time to stop issuing permits for the importation of non-native frogs and turtles into the state for use as food. Unfortunately, the California Department of Fish & Game has gone against the Commission's orders, and the Commission has done nothing to correct the problem. SAVE THE FROGS! is working hard to get California Governor Jerry Brown to ban the importation, sale, release and possession of American Bullfrogs in the state, and this article will go a long way toward bringing much-needed recognition to the issue -- and ensuring our success.
Print this petition to ban American Bullfrogs in California
If you are from California, please print this petition, then collect signatures and mail it back to us. If you are not from California, please forward this email to your friends in California and ask them to collect signatures. We will have an electronic petition very soon as well!
SAVE THE FROGS! needs your vote...and your friends' votes!!!
SAVE THE FROGS! is currently in 19th place in the Chase Community Giving Contest which ends November 22nd. That's great as we will likely win $25,000...but we really need your help in order to move up to the Top 5, so we could win $100,000, or better yet #1 and the $250,000 Grand Prize. Please go vote for us if you have a Facebook account. Even if you do not, please email all your friends and ask them to vote for SAVE THE FROGS! at:
Thanks to everyone who has voted and helped spread the word!!!
SAVE THE FROGS! could use these gifts this holiday season
Please give SAVE THE FROGS! a holiday gift: get us some of the gear we need to do our jobs as efficiently and safely as possible.
-- Sony E-Book Reader
External Hard Drives
Lynda.com Annual Subscription
Digital Audio Recorder
Learn all the details on why we need these items and where to get them at:
Happy Frog That Just Had A Wish Come True
Frog Art by Leah Klehn
Atrazine & the Northwest Environmental Defense Center
The Northwest Environmental Defense Center -- a group of professors, law students and attorney alumni at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, OR -- hosted a presentation of mine on amphibian conservation on Earth Day 2009. Last week they submitted an excellent letter to the US EPA as part of EPA's Atrazine Call For Comments period. Thanks to Jenny Loda for initiating getting the NEDC involved with this campaign.
Please sign the petition if youhave not yet done so:
SAVE THE FROGS! and the National Wildlife Federation
A couple weeks ago I spent a couple days in Yosemite National Park, where the National Wildlife Federation (the largest membership-based environmental group in the country) was having its inaugural meeting of their California Advisory Council, of which I am a member. I gave a presentation on frog conservation and the work of SAVE THE FROGS! and made lots of great new connections. SAVE THE FROGS! is proud to have the National Wildlife Federation as an official partner for Save The Frogs Day 2012.
Beautiful spot above Vernal Falls
The first snows arrived the next night.
I had this beautiful waterfall all to myself. One of my environmental heroes is John Muir, a fabulous writer, fearless traveler, and one of America's greatest conservationists. I am sure he spent some time at this waterfall a century prior, and he would be happy it is still unblemished by the hands of man.
Just another huge cliff.
Most of my good frog saving ideas come to me when I'm playing music. Anybody who donates, joins SAVE THE FROGS! or orders merchandise between now and November 30th gets three free mp3s of me playing music for the frogs? The mp3s are downloadable from the Thank You page after your place your order.
Vote for Nature Abounds too!
If you have an extra vote remaining for the Chase contest, please vote for Nature Abounds at http://bit.ly/kQFoYZ -- Nature Abounds told us about the Chase contest, so they are partially responsible for the $25,000 prize we are likely to win; plus they plan to hold a Save The Frogs Day event April 28 2012!
Nature Abounds is a 501c3 national non-profit organization that brings people together for a healthy environment, by educating and empowering citizens to sustain their community through environmental stewardship. In just over three years, Nature Abounds has volunteers engaged in all fifty states and Puerto Rico. IceWatch USA, Watch the Wild, and the Senior Environment Corps are opportunities with Nature Abounds, and in Spring 2012, they will be launching the following opportunities: Going Green Corps, Keepers of the Forest, and the Turtle Ambassador opportunities. To find out more, see the Nature Abounds website at www.natureabounds.org.
SAVE THE FROGS!
Sometimes that's just all that needs to be said...
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Flute for the endangered Yosemite Toad, whose populations have declined precipitously in recent decades.