DEEP: Salamander Search to Celebrate Year of the Salamander

2014 Press Release
April 14, 2014
 
Salamander Search to Celebrate Year of the Salamander
 
Join Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and celebrate the Year of the Salamander.  Families and individuals are invited to participate in a Salamander Search on Saturday April 26, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.  Participants will set out for the streams and wetlands at Osborndale State Park.  Come dressed for the weather and be prepared to get a little muddy.  We suggest shoes that tie rather than slip-ons. 
 
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) has proclaimed as the Year of the Salamander to raise awareness for salamander conservation. DEEP is participating in this effort by shining a spotlight on Connecticut’s 12 native salamander species throughout the year.
 
Other state and federal wildlife agencies, along with several conservation organizations, are also partnering with PARC to foster appreciation and understanding of salamanders.  The Kellogg Center is hosting this program to help residents become aware of the salamanders in our area and their needs for survival.
 
Kellogg Environmental Center is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT.  The program is offered free of charge, donations accepted.   For further information, directions, or to register, please phone the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 or email donna.kingston@ct.gov