Dear Amphibian Friends,

Happy Decennial Anniversary! This is the TENTH YEAR that we have been helping the amphibians cross St. Peters and Wells Roads. Yes, with the help of all of you, the North Coventry Township officials and the North Coventry Police we have helped many, many amphibians migrate safely.

Looks like this Winter is over (if we can call that a Winter). Who says Global Warming is just a hoax?? I’ve gathered up all of our vests, cones and barriers and now we just need to wait for a rainy night.

Our migrations can begin at any time now and are usually finished by early April. On average we have about 3 or 4 nights that we may need to be outside helping the amphibians cross. Here are the three conditions that need to be met if there is going to be a migration:

  1. Temperatures above freezing
  2. Actively raining or very wet
  3. Dark

The safety of our volunteers is of utmost importance.  Any children must have VERY close parental supervision and stay on Wells Road, which the North Coventry Township and North Coventry Police allow us to close so the children can watch and help the amphibians. 

Guidelines for Volunteers

If you received this email, you are on the email alert list. This means I will send out an email alert to let you know if I think the weather conditions are optimal for a migration.  I try to get an email out around lunchtime. If evening comes and you are still in doubt whether to come out, call my home number or cell. Mother Nature is very fickle and I can only take a good guess at what the amphibians are going to decide to do on a certain night.

Thank you,

Kim White, Coordinator of Volunteers

*If you would like to be taken off the volunteer email alert list, please let me know (otherwise you will be receiving a lot of emails in February and March). If you know of someone that would like to be added, please send me his or her name and email address.