Help SAVE THE FROGS! win the $20,000 Envirokidz award
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
SAVE THE FROGS! is currently in 3rd place in the Envirokidz contest that could win us $20,000 for our Save The Frogs Day efforts! Please vote and spread the word, thanks!!! You can vote daily through December 15th.
Note: voting takes place through Facebook and cannot be done via mobile phone. While on Facebook, please be sure to like http://facebook.com/savethefrogs
More great frog art by Nick Gustafson. Froggie Trio. www.savethefrogs.com/art
Victory for the Frogs in Loudoun County, Virginia
Dear Kerry, I have fantastic news about the Gum Farm property which you wrote a letter of support for back in August 2011! As you may recall, last year, we were working on a grant with the Piedmont Environmental Council to try to purchase the 42-acre globally rare wetland habitat that is on Gum Farm. While that grant did not come through, we kept the dialogue going and supported the Land Trust of Virginia and the property owners as they explored the possibility of putting a conservation easement on their entire 239 acres. We shared your letter of support with the Land Trust and others to highlight how special this property is and this past November, the conservation easement was filed! This is such a good news story and we are so thankful that you lent your support to this effort that I wanted to make sure you knew the outcome! You can read the Press release from the Land Trust here and an article I recently posted on our blog here.
Thank you for being a part of this!
Nicole Hamilton -- President, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
Frog Art by Charlston Veracruz of the Phillippines
SAVE THE FROGS! 2012 Art Contest Winners Announced
The 2012 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest received 2,693 entries from 37 countries, our biggest year to date! The contest does a fantastic job educating people about frogs, and inspiring people to protect them. Thanks to all the artists! Entries came from Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Ecuador, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the USA. Stay tuned for about 100 Honorable Mentions we will be adding to the site very soon and we will have Poetry Winners announced in the next newsletter!
Michele Hamill – Grand Prize Winner
Congratulations to Michele Hamill of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, the Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest! Michele got it right — WE CAN SAVE THE FROGS! — if everybody does their part!
Congratulations to Melody Cabral of Visalia, California, Age 16, Winner of the 2012 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest 14-17 Age Category! Educate yourself about disease, habitat loss, pollution, invasive species, climate change, and over-harvesting!
Congratulations to Dagmar Budd from Prievidza, Slovakia, Age 12, Winner of the 2012 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest 10-13 Age Category! Let’s stop habitat destruction and help ensure that frogs have homes and that humans have wild places to experience!
Congratulations to Isabelle Huang of Chino Hills, California, Age 7; Winner of the 2012 SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest Under 10 Category! Isabelle understands that taking frogs out of the wild to use them as pets, dissections or for frog legs is not acceptable in the 21st century!
Happy Birthday Kitty Jones!
Kitty Jones loves to help amphibians! For her birthday, she decided to have a SAVE THE FROGS’ fundraising party! At the party, Kitty and her guests learned about how frogs are going extinct, why amphibians are incredibly important for the ecosystem, and what they can do to help frogs around the world. They even raised $163.01 to support the conservation efforts of SAVE THE FROGS!
To Kitty, thank you so much for organizing this wonderful event and we at SAVE THE FROGS wish you a very Happy Birthday! Together we can save the frogs! Why not follow Kitty’s idea and have your own Frog-themed Birthday? Or if your friends/family are out of town, why not wish them ahappy birthday by sending them one of these special Birthday Cards? Learn more about how to party for the frogs at: www.savethefrogs.com/party
These birthday cards are available in the SAVE THE FROGS! Gift Center.
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery is Donating A Buck A Pint To The Frogs!
Do you like beer? Do you like frogs? Great, so do we! Thank you to the Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery for featuring SAVE THE FROGS! as their designated nonprofit for this edition of Thank You Thursday, December 13th, 2012! One dollar per pint of their tasty 100% organic brews will get donated to SAVE THE FROGS! to fund our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. So come have a beer with me and meet lots of fellow Santa Cruz supporters: drink more beer, save more frogs! The brewery is located on the west side at 402 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. (831) 425-4900. We'll be there at 5:30pm onwards!
Frog Art by Elizabeth Hinson http://artforgoodpurpose.com
Graphic Design Volunteer Needed
Are you experienced in Photoshop, InDesign and/or Illustrator and want to help save the frogs? If so, please email your resume or portfolio/URL to email@example.com - Thanks!
Frog Art by BT Siddharthan, India, Age 12
There's still time to order your froggie holiday gifts!
Thanks for your support!
We couldn't be here without you!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
Save The Frogs
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Saving the frogs at Antonelli Pond in Santa Cruz.