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SAVE THE FROGS! Wetlands Construction Workshops

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Our next round of Wetland Construction Workshops will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area November 30th - December 8th, 2015!

Introduction

Habitat destruction is the number one cause of amphibian population declines worldwide and the majority of America's wetlands have been destroyed or modified. Constructing wetlands is a fantastic way to ensure that amphibians have a home in which to live and breed. At these workshops we will teach you how to build wetlands and together we will build an actual wetland. We will train you in the art of wetlands creation so that you can incorporate this valuable habitat creation mechanism into your ecological toolbox. The knowledge you gain at this workshop will set you on the path to constructing wetlands for wildlife in your part of the world. We welcome students, environmental educators, ecological consultants, wildlife managers and private landowners. The workshops will be led by Tom Biebighauser, the world's premiere wetlands construction expert and SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger.

October 13th, 2014: Wetlands Construction Workshop in Ben Lomond, CA

"Hi Kerry! What a WONDERFUL day of instruction and learning all about frog habitats! Your habitat restoration class was so inspiring, my client Karell Reader (also a workshop participant) is now determined to start the habitat restoration improvement to her hillside habitat."
-- Tamara O'Kelly, Boulder Creek, CA

SAVE THE FROGS! invites you to attend a one-day Wetlands Construction Workshop where we build a 16' x 20' wetland and teach you everything that goes into the process. Together we will build an actual wetland we have designed for the SLV Charter School in Ben Lomond, CA (Santa Cruz County). Join us at this workshop and we will train you in the art of wetlands creation so that you can incorporate this valuable habitat creation and education mechanism into your ecological toolbox. The knowledge you gain at this workshop will set you on the path to constructing wetlands for wildlife in your part of the world. You can download the site design report here and download the workshop agenda here. Class will be 8am-430pm.

Registration Cost:
$100 for one person
$180 for two people

All workshop participants receive a free copy of Tom Biebighauser's excellent book Wetland Restoration and Construction - A Technical Guide. SAVE THE FROGS! members who attend will receive a free 100% organic cotton SAVE THE FROGS! shirt. See you October 13th!

Register here for the SLV Charter School Wetland Workshop

We built a 16'x20' oval-shaped wetland right here on October 13th, 2014! Lots of photos coming soon.

"Hello all, Thanks for all you are doing to save the frogs and our wetlands. What a fantastic workshop! All the best."
-- Dennis Sweeney, Boulder Creek, CA

October 14th, 2014: Wetlands Construction Workshop in Shingle Springs, CA

This one day workshop takes place on private land east of Sacramento from 8am to 5pm. The workshop will be led by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and wetland construction expert Tom Biebighauser. Together we will build a wetland for frogs. You can download the site design report here.

Registration Cost
$100 for one person
$180 for two people

All workshop participants receive a free copy of Tom Biebighauser's excellent book Wetland Restoration and Construction - A Technical Guide. SAVE THE FROGS! members who attend will receive a free 100% organic cotton SAVE THE FROGS! shirt. See you in Shingle Springs October 14th!

Register Here for the Shingle Springs Wetland Workshop

Shingle springs wetland
Together we will SAVE THE FROGS! by building a 36x46' oval-shaped wetland right here on October 14th, 2014!

October 15th & 16th, 2014: Wetlands Construction Workshop in San Francisco Bay Area

This two-day workshop will be led by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and wetland construction expert Tom Biebighauser. We will begin at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center in Berkeley, CA at 8:30am October 15th. Dr. Kriger will give a presentation on amphibian conservation. Tom Biebighauser will give presentations on wetlands construction and the ecological value and inhabitants of wetlands. After lunch we will visit wetlands in the San Francisco Bay Area to survey for native wildlife; to learn how to incorporate wetlands in to environmental education; and to design an actual wetland. We will adjourn at 5:15pm.

On October 16th we will meet at the Manor Elementary School in Fairfax, CA at 8am to build a 22' x 36' wetland. All participants will work together outdoors to construct an actual wetland at the school. This wetland will be self-sufficient and be designed to provide habitat for amphibians and other creatures -- and environmental education opportunities for students -- for years to come. You can learn all about the wetland we will construct at the Manor School right here. You can download the site design report here and download the workshop agenda here. We will adjourn at 5pm.

Registration Cost:
$100 for a single day
$180 for both days

All workshop participants receive a free copy of Tom Biebighauser's excellent book Wetland Restoration and Construction - A Technical Guide. SAVE THE FROGS! members who attend will receive a free 100% organic cotton SAVE THE FROGS! shirt. See you October 15th and 16th!

Register Here for the SF Bay Wetland Construction Workshop!


Join us October 15th & 16th 2014 and let's turn this compacted dirt area into a beautiful wetland behind Manor Elementary School!

About the Workshop Leaders:

Tom Biebighauser began restoring wetlands in 1982 in Minnesota and has since established over 1,700 wetlands in 20 states and two Canadian provinces. Tom has written three books on wetlands construction, has successfully written hundreds of funding proposals, and has completed numerous partnership projects for restoring emergent, ephemeral, forested, and wet-meadow wetlands on public and private lands. He carries a deep and long-standing concern for environmental issues and enjoys assisting like-minded land managers who are initiating wetland and stream restoration programs. You can read Tom's CV here and see a list of schools for which he has built wetlands here. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger has given over 275 presentations on amphibian conservation and specializes in educating and motivating people around the world to care about and protect amphibians. Under Tom Biebighauser's guidance, Dr. Kriger has designed 15 wetlands.

Tom Biebighauser

Kerry Kriger

"How can I participate in Tom Biebighauser's three day wetland creation workshop? It sounds great! I am extremely interested in this portion of conservation because it's an active way to save frogs! Keep me updated."
– Kathlyn Franco, Biologist

Thanks to FrogTape for helping fund our wetland construction workshops

FrogTapeThanks to FrogTape for donating $1,500 to assist our wetlands construction efforts, thus keeping your registration cost low! FrogTape® brand painter's tapes are known for delivering crisp paint lines. The tapes are treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology, is a super-absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in latex paint, sealing the edges of the tape and preventing paint bleed. FrogTape has a family of products to accommodate a variety of painting projects, including FrogTape Multi-Surface, Delicate Surface and FrogTape Shape Tape™ – a pre-cut patterned painter's tape available in Chevron, Scallop and Wave patterns. FrogTape Textured Surface is also available which creates sharp paint lines on coarse surfaces such as orange peel and knockdown. For more information about FrogTape brand painter's tapes, visit www.frogtape.com. To become a corporate sponsor of SAVE THE FROGS! please send us an email!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your company an help us build wetlands! Please contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities. Your donation will help us save frogs and educate kids. SAVE THE FROGS! will do our best to ensure your company gets the positive recognition it deserves for helping on this valuable environmental initiative. Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!

Photos of wetlands Tom Biebighauser has built

Modified Wetland

Stream wetland

Kids wetland

groundbreaking wetland

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