Hi,

This program is looking for volunteers to find hot spots to prevent
amphibians from being crushed by cars during their road migrations. You can
volunteer for as little as 30 minutes or for hours - your choice.
They need volunteers near vernal ponds throughout the Hudson Valley.

EVEN IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND the presentation, you are able to volunteer. Info
is on the DEC website.

I heard Laura speak last night. I learned alot. She's giving the
presentation Thurs. night @ the New Paltz library @ 7 pm.
She explains when the frogs & amphibians will be out & what to do. If you
want info, you can contact Laura - info below. There's also more info on the
DEC website which is at the end of the explanation below.

Elting Memorial Library 7pm Thurs. Mar. 18th
93 Main Street
New Paltz, New York
(845) 255 - 5030
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The Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings project is part of a larger Hudson
River Estuary Program biodiversity
initiative<http://www.dec. ny.gov/lands/ 5094.html>to partner with local
communities to conserve the diversity of plants,
animals, and habitats that sustain the health and resiliency of the entire
estuary watershed. For more information, contact:

Laura Heady
Hudson River Estuary Program's Biodiversity Outreach Coordinator
NYSDEC
21 South Putt Corners Rd.
New Paltz, NY 12561
phone (845) 256-3061
email: [email protected] state.ny. us
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*Why Did the Salamander Cross the Road? With Laura Heady
*Tuesday, March 16, 7:00 p.m.
BAS Headquarters, Bylane Farm, 35 Todd Road, Katonah

Have you ever witnessed large numbers of salamanders and frogs crossing the
road on rainy spring nights? Ever wonder where they came from and where
they’re going? Each spring, frogs and salamanders travel significant
distances from their forest habitats to breed in woodland pools.
Unfortunately, migration pathways often cross roads and long driveways,
leading to mortality of slow-moving wildlife, even in low traffic areas.

The NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell University are working
together to conserve forests, woodland pools, and the wildlife that depend
on these critical habitats. Join Laura Heady, Biodiversity Outreach
Coordinator, for a slide presentation on woodland pool ecology and a new
citizen science program, the “Amphibian Migrations and Road
Crossings”project. Learn how you can get involved by witnessing these
incredible
spring migrations, documenting “Big Night” road crossings, and helping
amphibians survive their overland travel. For more information on the
Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings see www.dec.ny.gov/ lands/51925. html.