HELPING AMPHIBIANS CROSS THE ROAD
Hope’s Sweet Tree Arts and Sweetland School was awarded funding for child and adult safety vests and headlamps to be used by the school’s volunteer scientists during Maine’s Big Night Amphibian Migration Monitoring activities.
The project was created as a direct result of observing the mortality impacts roads are having on amphibian populations, and seeks to identify important migration crossing sites and reduce mortality of amphibians.
“In a world with increasingly fragmented habitat, decreasing amphibian populations and changing climate, finding these migration routes will only become more important every year,” says Sweetland School director Lindsay Pinchback.
“Along with our learners at Sweetland School taking part, we want to be a gear host for other volunteers, allowing for a broader reach beyond our 33 students.”