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Seattle, WA, April 3rd, 2012 – Frog lovers and environmentalists of all ages are gearing up for the 4th Annual Save The Frogs Day, set for Saturday, April 28th. The annual celebration is expected to be the largest day of amphibian education and conservation action in the planet's history – and the Seattle Save The Frogs Day 5K Fun Run and Walk will be one of the main events this year. The 5K will take place at Seward Park in Seattle, WA, and is intended to raise awareness of the rapid disappearance of frog species in Washington State and worldwide. The Seattle Save The Frogs Day 5K is being coordinated by SAVE THE FROGS! (www.savethefrogs.com), a nonprofit organization dedicated to amphibian conservation. SAVE
THE FROGS! is headquartered in California but recently opened a Pacific Northwest office in Seattle.
Amphibian populations worldwide have been declining at unprecedented rates, and nearly one-third of the world's amphibian species are threatened with extinction. Up to 200 species have completely disappeared in recent years. Washington's amphibians are faced with an onslaught of environmental problems, including climate change, infectious diseases, habitat loss, pollution, and invasive species.
The Seattle Save The Frogs Day will start with a 3.1 mile run at 10:00 am. The flat and paved course makes it convenient for strollers and even your four-legged friends. There will be live music and educational festivities for all ages. At 11:30 am, the top three male and female finishers will be announced during the Award Ceremony, followed by live educational presentations by amphibian biologists from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, University of Washington and Western Washington University.
Save The Frogs Day has been legally recognized by Governor of North Carolina Bev Perdue, former Governor of Virginia Tim Kaine and the Mayors of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Santa Cruz, California. "We are expecting about 200 educational events to take place in over 30 countries", says Dr. Kerry Kriger, the Founder of SAVE THE FROGS!.
You can learn more about the Seattle Save The Frogs 5K Fun Run and Walk and register online at:
What: Seattle Save The Frogs Day 5K Fun Run and Walk
Where: Seward Park (5900 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, WA)
When: Saturday, April 28th, Race starts at 10:00 am, Day of race registration and packet pick-up opens at 8:15 am, Award Ceremony at 11:30am followed by amphibian presentations at noon.
Who: All ages are welcome.
Cost: Attendance is free, though runners must register. All proceeds benefit amphibian
Kerry Kriger, Ph.D.
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director and Ecologist
Phone: (831) 621-6215
SAVE THE FROGS! (www.savethefrogs.com) is America's first and only public charity dedicated to amphibian conservation. The mission of SAVE THE FROGS! is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.
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