Help Save Roxborough's Toads

Volunteers are needed for the yearly toad migration.

Want to help Roxborough's toads in their yearly migration across Port Royal Avenue? Here’s your chance.

The Schuykill Center for Environmental Education is hosting a toad detour volunteer orientation at its Hagys Mill headquarters Saturday.

Potential volunteers will learn about toads and toad handling and will be asked to sign up for shifts to help shepard toads across Roxborough once the migration period begins. The center is looking for volunteers to run from March until June.

The training session will be at 1p.m., Saturday, at 8480 Hagys Mill Road. Check out more information here.

Cha February 15, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Wow, really? All living things have importance, how selfish to think humans are priority one. I'm sorry Jeff, King of Roxborough, that your life has to be inconvenienced for some meaningless creatures. If only our town had multiple routes for travel! Lets just shoot them?
Patti De Lange February 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Bravo, Cha!
M. Porter February 15, 2013 at 01:19 PM
Jeff; I'm sorry you've never seen a toad; they're pretty cool. I've carried dozens across myself, doing Toad Watch, and on a good night (rainy and warm) in the right season there will be hundreds. A little patience in life is a good thing, and a different route home shouldn't be such a big deal.
Renee_C February 15, 2013 at 07:41 PM
I admit I always wait to volunteer for the toadlets. My children and I enjoy picking them up and moving them across the road.
kevin February 16, 2013 at 08:24 PM
If you need to unleash a broadside, retorting to three people in one comment, maybe you're the one with the skewed opinions. Here it is for you, since you enjoy handing out wisdom- philanthropy is not a zero sum game. Neither the article nor the other commenter here are stating to help toads INSTEAD of people, but rather singularly pointing out that this toad thing is a good cause because there is more to this planet than pavement and strip malls. All of us (including really important people such as yourself) can find the time to help a little of both groups.


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