Governor of North Carolina Officially Recognizes Save The Frogs Day!
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter!,
On Friday, Governor Bev Purdue of North Carolina officially recognized the 4th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 28, 2012) in the state of NC, and she "commends its observance to all citizens." Thanks and congratulations to 13 year old Rachel Hopkins of Raleigh, NC who along with mother Pam made this happen. Rachel raised over $1,200 for SAVE THE FROGS! last Save The Frogs Day and is now helping to ensure our politicians know about the dangers frogs face and the importance of protecting them!
A few days ago I sent the North Carolina proclamation to California's Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird as he likes frogs; he responded "Kerry - Thanks. I will forward your email to the Governor's (Jerry Brown's) office and let them know North Carolina is leading the way." In 2009, Governor Tim Kaine officially recognized Save The Frogs Day in the state of Virginia, and we hope that Governor Jerry Brown will do the same in California this year.
Left-click the image below to download the PDF of the Governor Purdue's proclamation. Please forward this email to all your friends and colleagues in North Carolina.
Rachel Hopkins, Frog Saver Extraordinaire:
Atrazine 4x6" Info Cards
Atrazine turns male frogs into females -- and it's on our food and in our tap water: so we want it banned! These two-sided 4x6" info cards are a great way to help spread the word about Atrazine. We are certain that the EPA will ban Atrazine...but they will not do so until we have an educated, informed public whose voice is more powerful than that of the multi-billion dollar pesticide companies. Distribute these cards and help spread the word.
Please download the SAVE THE FROGS! Toolbar
Do you buy things online? YES! Most of us do. Wouldn't it be great if a percentage of all those purchases got donated to SAVE THE FROGS!? The Save The Frogs Toolbar powered by GoodSearch does just that, and can easily help you raise over $100/ year for SAVE THE FROGS!. Just add the toolbar to your Internet Explorer or Firefox, and each time you shop at more than 1,300 online stores a percentage of your purchases will automatically be donated to Save The Frogs - at no cost to you! You can even hide the toolbar in the background, so you won't even ever see it saving the frogs...until it informs you that 5% of your purchase is going to SAVE THE FROGS!
SAVE THE FROGS! with GoodDining
Do you eat at restaurants? Great! Then please go sign up with GoodDining (Partner of GoodSearch and GoodShop) so that SAVE THE FROGS! will receive a 6% donation from your restaurant bill every time you use your credit card at a wide variety of participating restaurants:
Frog Art by 10 year old Tiffany Yoo. We will be announcing winners of the contest by email ANY DAY!!!
We are posting HUNDREDS of awesome frog art drawings online right now!
Help get SAVE THE FROGS! to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Long-time SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter Mark Harris likes taking his SAVE THE FROGS! Flag around the world to raise awareness of frog extinctions. He's attempting to climb Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, in a few weeks and needs your help to make sure he can get the funds raised to get to the top...and spread the SAVE THE FROGS! message to the top of Africa.
Mark atop Scafell Pike (977m), England's highest mountain:
Tower Bridge, London
The Mall, London
St. Paul's Cathedral, London
Los Patos National Park, Costa Rica
Home sweet home
Lots more coming soon!
Stay tuned for the announcement of the Grand Prize winners of the SAVE THE FROGS! Art & Poetry Contests!
Thanks for all your support,
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
I'd rather be in Utah on a hot summer day!