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Save The Frogs Day Events Throughout California!

Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,

I'm pleased to announce seven free events taking place in California this April 28th as part of the international Save The Frogs Day celebrations. I hope you can attend an event and spread the word to your friends and co-workers. I conceived Save the Frogs Day four years ago and it has quickly grown into one of the world's largest environmental events, with 28 countries already confirmed to be taking part this year; it's great to have California at the center of all this!

Save The Frogs Day 2012



Coloma, CA - April 28

In honor of Save The Frogs Day, the American River Conservancy will have an amphibian presentation, a short hike, and will showcase art, poetry and music dedicated to frogs and other amphibians. We will also create origami frogs! If you are interested in helping to organize this event or if you have amphibian-inspired art, spoken word or music that you would like to showcase, please let us know! All ages welcome. FREE.

Where: Coloma, CA
When: April 28, 2012
Contact: Elena elena@arconservancy.org

San Diego, CA - April 28

Celebrate the 2012 Save The Frogs Day in San Diego by joining us for a hike at Mount Palomar State Park on April 28, 2012. This hike will be led by SDSU graduate student and SAVE THE FROGS1 Advisory Committee Member Frank Santana. Our target species will be the amazing and elusive Large-Blotched Salamander. We will also discuss the impact of invasive bullfrogs on the Mt. Palomar Ecosystem. If you are interested in carpooling we will meet at the Del Lago Transit Center Park and Ride off I-15 @ 8:30am. Final meeting location will be on Doane Valley Road at Mt. Palomar State Park. All ages welcome! Wear hiking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Hike will be on a trail with a moderate uphill. Please email any questions about this event to Frank at: bufonid@gmail.com

Maps, click here:
Del Lago Transit Center
Mount Palomar State Park Meeting Location

San Francisco, CA - April 28

Join us at Sharp Park April 28th, 2012 in honor of Save The Frogs Day, to search for and help protect two of the most imperiled vertebrate species on the San Francisco peninsula: the California Red-Legged Frog and the San Francisco garter snake. At 11:30am, we will take a one hour leisurely walk through the Sharp Park area to learn about the bold steps being taken to save both species from the brink of extinction and to create a better public park at Sharp Park. Following the walk there will be a chance to help protect the endangered species. Join us for an hour-long group canvassing session within the small neighborhood nearby to educate local residents about restoring Sharp Park and to collect signatures. Meet at the activities table at 12:45pm for a 15-minute canvassing training. Canvassing will start at 1pm and end at 2pm. This event is free and open to the public. Contact: Barbara Beth at babethsemail@yahoo.com

Where: Meet at the activities table, which is about a 5-minute walk on the trail past the Mori Point Entrance Gate, located at the intersection of Bradford Way and Mori Point Road, Pacifica, CA, 94044.  
When: Saturday, April 28th. The walk will start around 11:30am and last about one hour, canvassing will start around 1pm and last one hour.
Also plan to join us at Sharp Park for Drumming For The Frogs on May 19th, 2012!

Sharp Park



Santa Cruz, CA - April 28

Come join the Save The Frogs Chapter of Santa Cruz High School and other frog-lovers for a Save The Frogs Day Parade on the Boardwalk April 28, 2012! Bring some friends and meet at the west end of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at 12pm, the march will begin at 12:30. Do not forget to bring signs! We will be distributing frog education info, collecting petition signatures to get bullfrogs banned in CA, spreading frog awareness, and having a good time!

Where: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
Contact: Paige Davis, paige@savethefrogs.com

Yellow-eyed Ensatina

Santa Cruz, CA - April 28

Come join the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County to help restore Antonelli Pond. Santa Cruz is fortunate to have endangered California Red-Legged Frogs at Antonelli Pond, an urban pond that sees high recreational use due to its accessibility to town. Unfortunately, the long-term future of this population of endangered frogs is not secure due to the presence of predatory non-native fish and frogs at the site, as well as heavy infestation of weeds surrounding the pond.We will remove non-native frogs and weeds and plant native vegetation at the pond. Please wear sturdy shoes, protective clothing layers and water. Gloves and tools provided.

•Take Mission Street/Highway 1 North to the Westside of Santa Cruz.
•Turn LEFT on Swift Street.
•Turn RIGHT on Delaware.
•Park just past the pond at the trailhead kiosk (before the entrance to the Long Marine Lab)

Where: Antonelli Pond, Santa Cruz, CA
When: 9am-12pm, April 28, 2012
Contact: Tanya Baxter, tanya.baxter@landtrustsantacruz.org

Antonelli Pond frogs

Watsonville, CA - April 28

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR) is home to two species of threatened amphibian, the California red-legged frog and the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander. ESNERR Freshwater Ecologist Nina D'Amore will be leading a nighttime hike on April 28th on the reserve and will be sharing information about these animals, threats to the species and ways to help conserve amphibians. We will be observing California red-legged frogs and Pacific chorus frogs in the ponds. Please contact nina@elkhornslough.org for more information.

Rana draytonii

Yosemite National Park - April 28

Come celebrate Save The Frogs Day at Yosemite National Park! Yosemite is home to many amphibian species, including the threatened mountain yellow-legged frog. Join us at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for a frog fair with fun activities for kids and adults alike, along with special presentations by frog researchers. Ranger Rick will also be appearing! Hosted by the National Park Service, National Wildlife Federation, Delaware North Parks and Resorts and other organizations.

Where: Yosemite Valley Visitor Center
When: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm April 28, 2012

Yosemite Save The Frogs Day

El Capitan will greet your arrival at Yosemite National Park's inaugural Save The Frogs Day event.

May we suggest a hike to the top of Vernal Falls while you are in the park.


Do you live in San Mateo?

If you live in San Mateo County, please write your legislator about Sharp Park:

Please also let me know if you have time to volunteer to help educate San Mateo County's citizens and politicians about the problems with the County's desire to inherit the Sharp Park Golf Course and its financial and environmental troubles.


May 19th: San Francisco, CA

Please mark your calendar and join me for Drumming For The Frogs, a protest at the Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica. The City of San Francisco continues to illegally kill endangered frogs at the course. They denied our permit request to hold a musical/educational event at the park April 28th, but they are allowing a May 19th golf fundraiser being held by the San Francisco Public Golf Alliance, with the express purpose of raising money to pay the legal defenses of keeping Sharp Park a golf course rather than returning it to its natural wetland state. Please join me May 19th!!!

Please meet in the Sharp Park Golf Course clubhouse parking lot. Bring a sign if you can...and a drum! Please contact us for more info.

We will be drumming and educating people about frogs from 11am-1pm and again from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. These times coincide with the golfing tee-off and post-tournament festivities.

Drumming For The Frogs


September 7th: Santa Cruz, CA

Please join me at Art du Jour for our first ever SAVE THE FROGS! Art Fundraiser, a free event where we will be displaying and selling some of the all-time greatest frog art ever created. Much of the art was submitted to us through the first three years of our SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest, which last year received over 2,231 entries from 31 countries. This event coincides with Santa Cruz' First Friday art tour. Please bring some friends, enjoy the cool frog art, and help us raise funds for our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. Art du Jour is located in downtown Santa Cruz, at 1013 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060; phone: 831.621.0672.

Neon Frog Art


Save The Frogs Day Worldwide Events Map

Save The Frogs Day events are taking place in 28 countries!
Learn about the events here | Register your event here

Save The Frogs Day 2012 Event Map


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Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist

Kerry Kriger

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