The frogs need YOUR help this Saturday May 19th in San Francisco!!! Please don't be lazy!
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
If you love frogs or hate corrupt politicians, or you're sick of the capitalistic machine destroying wildlife habitat or if you just love drums, then you definitely need to join me this Saturday May 19th to protest the city of San Francisco's illegal killing of endangered California Red-Legged frogs at the Sharp Park Golf Course. I will be there and I will be giving a free SAVE THE FROGS! wristband and pin to everybody who shows up. Lots of San Francisco and Pacifica politicians will be at Sharp Park that day as well.
Please bring a drum and a friend, and spread the word: this is an incredible opportunity to make our voices (and drums!) heard on a day when politicians who oppose environmental protections will be visiting Sharp Park. This will be fun and educational, plus getting out and being seen and heard is the best way to SAVE THE FROGS!
Please bring a friend, and don't forget your drum! If you don't have a drum, bring a frying pan, pot, bucket or other loud devices!
Bring a sign to the event if you can!
Get creative! Here are two I made with the help of SAVE THE FROGS! Volunteer Graphic Designer Alyson Lee. We'll have 15 of these 18x24" posters at the event. You can left-click the images to download the PDF for each.
Here's the schedule and directions
May 19th, 2012. We will be drumming and educating people about frogs from 11am-1pm and again from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. These times coincide with the golfing tee-off and post-tournament festivities. We encourage everybody to attend both sessions (have lunch or take a hike in between). We strongly encourage everyone to attend the 4:30pm-6:30pm session, as that is when the golf-loving politicians and keynote speakers will be passing through the parking lot, and our presence will have the strongest impact. There will be speeches from myself as well as SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey and Wild Equity Institute Executive Director Brent Plater. I will be drumming for the frogs all day long.
Sharp Park is owned by San Francisco but is located in Pacifica, CA about 20 minutes drive south of San Francisco, on the coast. Please meet in the Sharp Park Golf Course clubhouse parking lot. Here is the Google Map. Bring a sign if you can...and a drum! Please contact us for more info.
Please post this flyer!
Please post this flyer to help spread the word! Left click to download it.
Please RSVP here to help us predict attendance, and so we can send you event updates. Thanks!
Rhinoderma darwinii Darwins frog photo by Johara Bourke
Need a ride to the event? Or can you offer a ride?
We are working on a carpool system for frog lovers who need a ride to the event, so if you live in the Bay Area or Santa Cruz and want to come, please RSVP here and you will be able to let us know if you need a ride. No guarantees, but we'll try to get you hooked up! Or if you have a car and a seat or two and want to help a fellow frogsaver, please let us know! Thanks!
Photographer and Filmmaker Needed
We're looking for a few skilled photographers and filmmakers to come out to Drumming For The Frogsthis Saturday and record the events for the permanent record. Please email email@example.com if you are reliable and want to help out.
Don't have a drum? Then bring pots, pans or buckets!
That's right, anything you hit that makes noise is a drum, and making noise is what this event is all about. So grab a pot, pan, bucket and some type of stick. Spoons work well too, and I have always been fond of 2-liter soda bottles. Get creative.
It's a protest - and yes we are allowed to be there
The City of San Francisco has confirmed we are allowed to gather in the parking lot of the golf course as long as there are less than 50 people in our group. If we have more than 50 people on the scene, we will simply direct the overflow people to non-parking lot areas adjacent to the course. We plan to be having a good time and our happy vibe should help keep the event the peaceful protest we seek. I already spoke with the Chief of Pacifica police and he has given us the green light and will have a policeman stationed there in the extremely unlikely event that some golfer freaks out. Summary: I don't expect any trouble.
Here's all the info on Sharp Park, site of San Francisco's deplorable frog killings
The Sharp Park Wetlands are home to the endangered California Red-Legged Frog and San Francisco garter snake, as well as numerous bird species. Unfortunately, in 1931 the City of San Francisco built a golf course on top of the wetlands. The 146 acre golf course has been killing endangered frogs and costing the City's taxpayers money ever since. Learn more here:
You can't make it to the event? No problem, please donate instead!
We understand if you don;t live near San Francisco, or simply have other plans. You can still help though: frogs don't get saved for free, so please donate. It's tax-deductible and you know it's going to a great cause. Thanks!
I can't wait to drum with you for the frogs!
Thanks for all your support,
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Drumming in Telascica National Park, Croatia - 2008, when SAVE THE FROGS! was still embryonic.