Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
I am looking forward to seing you at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, CA this Friday May 16th from 5-8pm for our Endangered Species Day celebration. If you can't attend, please register for Michael Starkey's Endangered Species Day webinar all about endangered frogs and the work we do to protect frog populations. The webinar takes place Friday May 16th from 10am-11am San Francisco time. Oh yeah, it's free, but spaces are limited to please sign up now.
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks volunteers to help out in the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center. If you live in Berkeley or want to spend some time in the area helping us save our defenseless friends, please contact us. Current volunteer positions include (1) office assistant (2) Running info tables at local events; (3) helping out on the floor of the Education Center, (4) someone with communications, marketing, business, promotion skills; (5) graphic designer.
Do you have an old iPad? We could find many frog-saving uses for it at the Education Center, so please contact us if you can donate it to the cause. We also seek any frog gifts you want to send us (frog books, games, toys, stuffed animals, frog art, ceramics, etc). Thanks! Enjoy the newsletter!
Frogs Drowning In Your Pool?
Frogs regularly drown in pools in people's backyards. They enter the pool thinking it's a great place to breed. Unfortunately, it's often just a death trap, as they can't manage to climb back over the walls to escape. There are five million pools in the United States, and thus it's quite possible that over 50 million frogs die in American pools each year. Luckily, there is a solution...the Critter Skimmer! The Critter Skimmer is a magical and revolutionary device that allows frogs, turtles, mice, and other small critters to rescue themselves from in-ground pool skimmers. Animals that enter the pool can save themselves by climbing up the attached spiral rescue ramp, through the opening in the skimmer cover, and then emerging into the safety of the terrestrial realm. You may never know they were there unless you see them hopping away! Frogs won't pile up in your pool skimmer if you have a Critter Skimmer!
Cool Pool Fact: The town of Groton, MA requires all pools to have Critter Skimmers!
The SAVE THE FROGS! Statement of Purpose
Why does SAVE THE FROGS! exist and what do we do?
Find out in our 2014 Statement of Purpose.
Thanks to Craig Erickson for the beautiful photo of this Dendrobates terribilis!
TEXT FROGS TO 41444 TO DONATE:
it's quick, secure and enables us to SAVE THE FROGS!
Donating through your mobile phone is the easiest way for you to donate to SAVE THE FROGS!. Just text FROGS to 41444 to make a donation of any amount to SAVE THE FROGS! on your credit or debit card, 100% securely. Don't worry, you won't get charged by sending the text. Rather, you will receive a text message back with a link for you to click. When you click that link a very simple payment page will appear on your screen and you simply enter your contact info and credit card number and choose the amount you wish to donate. That's it! We strongly encourage you to set up a recurring monthly donation while you are there, which will save you even more time in the future, and help us budget for our upcoming battles on behalf of our defenseless friends. Our mobile donations our processed by MobileCause, the industry leader in secure mobile donations. From habitat destruction to pesticides, frogs need our help. SAVE THE FROGS! has the potential to create mass societal change and you have the ability to make what we do possible. Text FROGS to 41444 and place your tax-deductible gift to SAVE THE FROGS!
"It is truly my pleasure to support the great work you and your team have been doing!"
-- Crystal Huang, San Francisco, CA
Pura Vida SAVE THE FROGS! Wristbands
The SAVE THE FROGS! Pura Vida Bracelet is a brand new addition to the Enviro-Causes Line of Pura Vida Bracelets' Charity Collection. Pura Vida Bracelet's 'Charity Collection' was created to give back! Pura Vida Bracelets has been able to raise thousands of dollars for over 100 different charities through the 'Charity Collection'. The Enviro-Cause Line was created to bring together organizations that all work towards improving the planet in some manner. This line contains ecosystem preservation, animal species preservation, clean air, water quality, sustainability, clean air, water quality, sustainability and clean oceans. By purchasing a bracelet from the Enviro-Cause Line you are doing your part to help save the planet and everything on it. The bracelets look great and they would look great on you too! Every bracelet purchased helps save frogs and provides jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica. Get yours today!
"I love their stuff! High-quality, durable, and you know your money's helping out good causes."
-- Rachel Swan
Thank you for your support! Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist
"Kerry, I have tremendous admiration for your extraordinary effort, determination and success."
-- John Poynton, Professor & Amphibian Biologist, United Kingdom
Teaching kids the difference between a frog and a toad on the 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 26, 2014) at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, CA.