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Tesla Park Assembly Bill Approved By California Legislature

California Tiger Salamander

Fabulous news: the California legislature has approved Assembly Bill 1086, which would allow the Department of Parks and Recreation to sell the portion of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (known as the Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area or Tesla Park), that has never been opened for public use, to a local public agency or non-profit organization …

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Los Angeles Times Interviews SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger

Los Angeles Times Frogs

On June 24th, 2019, LA Times journalist Joe Dworetzky interviewed SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger about California amphibian conservation issues, including the state’s continued importation of millions of non-native American Bullfrogs. Other topics discussed include frog jumping contests and conservation of California’s state amphibian, the endangered California Red-Legged Frog​.

The 5K Race Against Extinction: May 19th, 2018

5K endangered species day

The May 19th, 2018 Race Against Extinction in honor of Endangered Species Day! Generation Awakening organized this 5K obstacle course run/walk on the boardwalk in beautiful Huntington Beach, California to raise awareness and funds for endangered species — and was able to raise $983.89 for SAVE THE FROGS!. A huge thank you to Generation Awakening …

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Biraj Shrestha wins fellowship to attend University of California at Santa Cruz

biraj shrestha nepal frogs

Long-time SAVE THE FROGS! volunteer Biraj Shrestha from Nepal has won a full fellowship for two years to attend the prestigious University of California, Santa Cruz. Biraj will be enrolled in the Masters Program in Coastal Science and Policy, a recently introduced program under the faculty of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Biraj is one of …

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SAVE THE FROGS! built a wetland at Garvey Intermediate School in Los Angeles

Kathlyn Franco Osagie Wetlands

SAVE THE FROGS! is proud to be building wetlands at schools. We are merging conservation and education by building wetlands that will be used for outdoor education. More importantly, we are building wetlands in urban environment. Historically, the majority of humans lived in rural areas where they farmed and hunted regularly. In 1800, only three …

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Building a Wetland at Garvey Intermediate School in Los Angeles County

Garvey school wetlands

Many urban children have never seen a frog in the wild. With over 90% of California’s wetlands drained and amphibians declining at unprecedented rates, it is becoming increasingly rare that children come into contact with amphibians. Nature deficit disorder is a significant problem in American children, and it is well documented that spending time in …

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Federal Action To Assist Frogs In The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

mountain yellow legged frog

In 2009, SAVE THE FROGS! supporters sent in over 700 comment letters to the National Park Service (NPS) urging them to remove non-native fish from over 60 water bodies in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. This constituted over 95% of the comments received by the NPS and paved the way for federal action …

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Wetland Success in Plumas National Forest

plumas national forest wetlands

Thanks to the very generous donations of twenty SAVE THE FROGS! supporters, we were able to assist in the construction of six wetlands in June/July 2017! The three wetlands in Elgin, AZ were built to provide habitat for the threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis). The other three wetlands are in Plumas National Forest, and …

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