Helping toads safely cross the road...

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.

The 2012 Toad Detour project will kick with a Leap Day Volunteer Orientation. Volunteers are needed for evening shifts from mid-March through June.  You can volunteer for one shift or several, and all ages are welcome.  If you’re interested, come to the orientation to get started.

Leap Day Toad Detour Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental

For more info or to RSVP, contact us at, 215-482-7300, ext. 120

To volunteer

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:
1) Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:

2) Enter your email address. (No registration required!) Please note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone or send spam emails.  
3) Sign Up! 
Or, contact our volunteer coordinator, Claire Morgan, at or 215-482-7300, ext. 120.

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Originally established by a separate volunteer organization, the Detour was adopted by the Schuylkill Center in the spring of 2012.   We�re in the process of integrating our website with the original Toad Detour site. 

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