Please help us raise $10,000 to save the California Red-Legged Frogs!
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
Frog populations have been declining worldwide at unprecedented rates, and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction. In May 2014 we are raising money for the California Red-Legged Frogs! The California Red-Legged Frogs were nearly eaten to extinction by the California gold miners in the late 1800's. Now they are under threat from habitat destruction, pesticides, roadkill and non-native species that eat them and compete with them for habitat. SAVE THE FROGS! has seven separate projects to benefit these iconic frogs (see below). Please donate today to SAVE THE FROGS! so that we can increase our efforts to protect this beautiful and endangered species!
Create your own personalized fundraising webpage to raise money for the California Red-Legged Frogs!
We are excited to introduce personalized fundraising pages! Your personal fundraising webpage will be for you to send your friends and family where they can see why YOU care so much about frogs and for them to donate. You'll be able to set a fundraising goal and easily track how much money you have raised for the frogs. Your personalized fundraising page will allow you to spread the word about SAVE THE FROGS! and will raise donations from people outside our current network. We challenge everyone to start out with a $500 fundraising goal, and encourage all schools to set up a Team Fundraising Page.
Please visit www.savethefrogs.com/red to set up your personalized fundraising page!
At the top right of the page is a "Create a Fundraising Page" button. Click it and then just follow the instructions. Be sure to tell your personal story about why you care about frogs and why your potential donors should chip in. Best of luck and thank you!
Seven ways your donation will help save California Red-Legged Frogs
Your tax-deductible donation will allow us to:
- Hold a Wetlands Construction Workshop at a California school!
- Ban the importation of millions of non-native American Bullfrogs into California each year.
- Pass legislation to make the California Red-Legged Frog our official state amphibian.
- Give live presentations on amphibian conservation in California schools.
- Stop the draining of San Francisco's Sharp Park Wetlands.
- Stop the proposed destruction of Tesla Park by off-road motorized vehicles.
- Raise awareness of California Red-Legged Frogs at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley.
Learn more about these programs at www.savethefrogs.com/red
Thank you for donating to SAVE THE FROGS! and making these programs possible! Your generous contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Watch this video of me discussing our campaign to save the CALIFORNIA RED-LEGGED FROGS!
We've got 52 videos on our YouTube Channel.
Celebrate Endangered Species Day May 16th, 2014 at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, CA
Celebrate Endangered Species Day at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife and wild places. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give two presentations: one on endangered frog species of the world, and one on our very own California Red-Legged Frog and our efforts to protect it. We will have wine, cheese, live music and lots of amazing frog art from around the world, as well as eco-friendly frog merchandise, all proceeds to SAVE THE FROGS!. This event is free, though donations are appreciated. See you on Endangered Species Day!
5pm-6:30pm: Wine, Cheese and Frog Art from around the world
6:30-7pm: Presentation by Dr. Kerry Kriger on Endangered Frog Species of the World
715pm: Presentation by Dr. Kerry Kriger on California Red-Legged Frogs and our efforts to protect them
8:30pm: Live Music For The Frogs
- Where: The one and only SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center at 2524 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA (near the corner of Dwight Way)
Michael Starkey talks frogs on Earth Day at the STF! Education Center in Berkeley
Please register for our Endangered Species Day Webinar
Please register for our free Endangered Species Day Webinar (May 16th, 2014, 10am San Francisco time) and learn all about California Red-Legged Frogs and many other endangered amphibians!
Please join this webinar all about the world's endangered amphibian species, led by SAVE THE FROGS! Ecologist Michael Starkey. It's free, so please attend and spread the word. We welcome schools to log in as well! Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation's wildlife and wild places. Space is limited so please register so you can celebrate and learn online with us. Please spread the word too!
Endangered California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii)
Thanks for helping us raise $10,000 to save the California Red-Legged Frogs!
Please visit www.savethefrogs.com/red to donate, to start your own personalized fundraising page, and to learn more about the campaign.
"The decline of California Red-Legged Frog signals a lack of diversity and environmental quality in wetlands and streams that are essential to clean water and the survival of most fish and wildlife species"
--Ramekon O'Arwisters; Curator of Exhibition, SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport
Thank you for your generous support!
A lot more frog news coming soon!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
Saving frogs in Santa Cruz