Battle for the Sharp Park Wetlands Heats Up
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporters,
Over the past two months the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted three times to pass legislation that would lead to the closure of the city's money-losing, endangered frog-killing Sharp Park Golf Course and turn the land over to the frog-friendly National Park Service. But San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee vetoed that legislation even after receiving 4,000 of your letters and refusing to meet with any environmental group to discuss the issue. This campaign is far from over though, and I need your help:
In ten days I meet with Mayor Lee's staff to discuss Sharp Park and deliver your signature. SAVE THE FROGS! is the only environmental group to whom Mayor Lee has granted a meeting, so we need to make a big impact! Please help us reach our goal of 5,000 signatures: sign and share. Thanks!
Leave Your Comment For The Mayor
In ten days I meet with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's staff. Mayor Lee vetoed our legislation that would have protected the endangered California Red-Legged Frogs the city is illegally killing. Please leave a comment for Mayor Lee on this form...I will hand-deliver the best comments directly to Mayor Lee's office. Let him know that draining wetlands and killing endangered frogs isn't cool.
Background: wildlife habitat.
Middle: wetlands before the City of San Francisco turns on the pumps to send the water out to sea.
Foreground: the lifeless grass of the Sharp Park Golf Course.
Join the Mayor for a round of golf
Our sources tell us that Mayor Ed Lee will be playing a round of golf with his partner in crime Congresswoman Jackie Speier (San Mateo). We've called their offices to determine the truth in this, stating that we are organizing a protest and want to ensure they'll indeed be there as we will have the media. Now that would be enough to make me cancel my round of golf if I were them, but just in case, we do plan to be at Sharp Park tomorrow Saturday Feb 4 at 10:30am to ask the Mayor and Mrs Speier a few questions. If you'd like to join us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - Thanks!
Drumming For The Frogs at Sharp Park on Save The Frogs Day!
I hope you'll join me and thousands of frog lovers and music lovers as we descend on San Francisco's Sharp Park this Save The Frogs Day April 28, 2012 for a day of hiking, live music, and educational presentations from myself and other amphibian biologists. We expect this to be the largest event on behalf of frogs in human history...and indeed we need it to be if we're going to attract the publicity we need to get Sharp Park's wetlands and endangered frogs -- and frogs worldwide -- the respect and protections they deserve
Mark your calendar, for Save The Frogs Day, April 28th, 2012. A lot more info coming soon!!!
Here's the spot we'll be jamming out on (the ocean is just to the right):
Victory! Thanks for helping save the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs!
VICTORY! The California Fish & Game Commission voted unanimously today to grant endangered status to the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs, which have disappeared from over 90% of their historic range. Thanks to the 1,573 SAVE THE FROGS! supporters who sent in letters on behalf of the frogs. At one time a common sight throughout the Sierra Nevadas, California's Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog are now completely gone from over 90% of the sites they once inhabited!
Here are some articles written about the decision:
Art Contest Video
Thanks to Cori Elwood and Jeremy Pelsinski for putting together this super cool video featuring 50 of the greatest pieces of frog art ever created. The video features music by myself and SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Member Chris Berry. Enjoy, and please embed the video on your website to help promote the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest, which is in full swing right now!
And please subscribe to our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/savethefrogs - we'll have a lot more videos coming soon. Students: please get your filmmaking class making videos to promote Save The Frogs Day.
Help us raise the $5,000 we need to hold and promote our massive Save The Frogs Day event at Sharp Park!
Saving California Red-Legged Frogs, Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs AND coordinating 200 Save The Frogs Day events in 30 countries isn't easy, but we get it done. Help us get it done right, in a BIG way this Save The Frogs Day. Please make the most generous tax-deductible contribution you can afford, today, to ensure our Save The Frogs Day event at Sharp Park raises the worldwide publicity needed to make San Francisco stop draining the Sharp Park Wetlands. Thank you!!!
See you at San Francisco's Sharp Park Wetlands April 28th!
Thanks for all your support,
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Drumming for the Frogs at Assemblywoman Ma's Salsa, Chili & Drums Cookoff last fall.