Position Description and Application Information
SAVE THE FROGS! is recruiting volunteers to help build a wetland for Illinois Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris illinoensis) in the Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge in Illinois. The event will take place April 27th and 28th, 2023 in celebration of the the 15th Annual Save The Frogs Day! What better way to celebrate the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation than in a beautiful wildlife refuge with fellow amphibian enthusiasts?
Volunteers will get hands-on ecological experience and learn a tremendous amount about wetland construction and restoration, as well as amphibian ecology and conservation. Attendees will have the opportunity to help build a wetland, learn about the rare Illinois Chorus Frog and its unique sand prairie habitat, and explore life in a wetland.
The project takes place from 9am to 4pm, rain or shine, on Thursday, April 27th and Friday April 28th, 2023. Volunteers can help on either or both days.
The project is being led by wetland expert Tom Biebighauser, who has been training SAVE THE FROGS! staff and volunteers since 2014 and has built over 2,850 wetlands. Tom is the Founder of Wetland Restoration and Training LLC and Co-Founder of the Sheltowee Environmental Education Coalition. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and biologist Steph Bishir of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) will be assisting with logistics, educational activities, volunteer coordination and communicating the project to the general public.
There is no cost to participate, though volunteers are responsible for their own transportation, food and lodging, and donations are welcome and encouraged.
Please spread the word about this exceptional learning opportunity and fill out the Volunteer Expression Of Interest Form at the link above if you would like to participate.