Frog Watch Training on Monday, March 13th

FrogWatch USA Volunteer Training Session to be held at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park

On Monday March 13th Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park will be holding a training session for people who are interested in becoming FrogWatch USA™ Volunteers.  FrogWatch USA™ is a frog and toad volunteer monitoring program with over ten years of data collection on record.  It is a great opportunity for volunteers get involved in their community to collect and report information about wetlands and frog and toad populations in the United States and to be a part of a nationwide program where participants learn and practice science and develop a closer relationship with the natural environment.  Frogs and toads are important – and are in trouble!

Frogs and toads are both predators in prey in aquatic and terrestrial food webs. They directly benefit humans by eating insects that can be pests and transmit diseases and are sensitive to changes in their environment and are indicators of problems that can affect human health.

Many previously abundant populations have experienced dramatic population declines – in

the United States and around the world. It is essential that we understand the scope, scale,

and cause of these declines.  Anyone can volunteer and you do not have to be a frog or toad expert to make an important contribution.   All you need an interest in learning about frogs and toads, the commitment to learn and identify their distinct calls, and the ability to make several evening visits to a local wetland.

The training session will take place starting at 6:00 pm and run until 8:00 pm at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park Office at 80 Scout Road in Gansevoort.  Registration is required so that there are materials for the registrants.  For more information or to register for the program, please call the Preserve & Park office at 518-450-0321 or via email at  If you are unable to attend the training but would still like to participate please call or email for information on doing a self-training program.  For up-to-date trail conditions or program information, please visit the Preserve & Park’s website at The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is a non-profit organization that conserves ecological systems and natural settings while providing opportunities for environmental education and outdoor recreation.

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