Christmas Trees for Frogs

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The Work

  • Our goal is to use the Christmas trees we collected to create frog breeding habitat! Believe it or not, frog breeding season is only a few short months away and you can help us ensure they have a place to lay their eggs in March.
  • We are looking for some energetic volunteers to help install the trees in the shoreline of a wetland at an ongoing habitat enhancement site on a private property.
  • Not only will you help make a difference for the frogs, you will also get an opportunity to learn about Northern Red-legged and Pacific Tree Frog habitat requirements and what they need to breed successfully.

Why it’s Helpful

  • The site is an artificially created wetland with banks that are too steep to support our usual native shoreline plants.
  • Northern Red-legged Frogs are a species at risk and need stable underwater structures to support their egg masses.
  • The used trees will be recycled in the most natural way possible — creating habitat features in the shoreline where frogs and other amphibians can safely attach their egg masses.

Responsibilities

  • Help inspect and sort donated trees.
  • Prune the trees to the ideal size to support frog egg masses.
  • Move and place trees to pre-set locations in the shoreline.
  • Install trees using ropes and sunken brick anchors.
  • Come with an open mind for learning!

Requirements

  • Be prepared to spend the time outdoors in or near water, RAIN OR SHINE.
  • Be prepared to prune used trees and install them in the wetland shoreline.
  • Can carry/move a tree.
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing & sturdy footwear (rubber boots are recommended), see below.
  • Bring your own refillable water bottle or coffee mug.

Training/Equipment

  • Warm work clothes, rain gear, and work gloves. Chest or hip waders may be useful, if you have them.
  • Clean rubber boots that will be sanitized before you enter the water.
  • Pruning tools will be provided.
  • Tree pruning and installation training will be provided at the beginning of the day.

Safety

  • Bring your mask (mandatory) to wear for check-in, and when less than 2 meters apart from others.
  • Dress appropriately for wet, cold, weather.

Setting

  • Outdoors on a beautiful rural property.
  • There is no shelter, nor bathroom facilities on site.

Location

  • Private Property in Fort Langley BC. Address to follow once registered.

Commitment

  • Saturday, January 15th, 2022
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • RAIN OR SHINE

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By registering ahead of time, it will allow us to have enough supplies on hand.

Thank you for your interest in Christmas Trees for Frogs!

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