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Helping toads safely cross the road...
Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve Toad Detour
The Toad Detour works to protect the local toad population of the Schuylkill Center and the surrounding Roxborough, Philadelphia neighborhood as the toads migrate to and from their breeding grounds each spring. When the toads emerge from hibernation in the early spring, hundreds of them cross Port Royal, Hagy’s Mill and other nearby roads to mate in the Roxborough Reservoir or the Schuylkill Center’s ponds. The Detour’s volunteers erect barricades and help divert traffic during busy toad crossing evenings, saving hundreds of toads from being hit by cars.
Join us--to protect wildlife, to learn about toads and the critical role they play in the forest ecosystem, and for fun.
Volunteer for Toad Detour
We are looking for volunteers for evening shifts from March through June. You can volunteer for one shift or several, and all ages are welcome. If you’re interested, it's a good idea to attend our Volunteer Orientation to get started. You'll learn fun facts about toads and toad biology and see how easy it is to volunteer.
Online Volunteer Registration
We’re using VolunteerSpot (an online sign up and reminder tool) to schedule volunteer shifts. Please sign up - here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
Toad Detour in the news
8480 Hagy's Mill Road | Philadelphia, PA 19128 | Phone: 215-482-7300 | Fax: 215-482-8158 | Email: email@example.com
Wildlife Clinic: 304 Port Royal Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19128 | Phone: 215-482-8217 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org