Find Frogs, Spot Salamanders

Join Clean Water Services, Metro, Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District and The Wetlands Conservancy this winter to count frog and salamander egg masses in parks and natural areas around the region. 

Volunteers will track Pacific chorus frogs, Northwest salamanders, long-toed salamanders and Northern red-legged frogs. Monitoring these native species helps indicate overall wetland health and how regional enhancement efforts are helping wildlife thrive.

Volunteers typically participate in four separate surveys, totaling approximately 12 - 25 hours in late January - March 2018. New volunteers must attend one of the three trainings listed below to participate in the 2018 season.


Saturday, January 13 
9:30 am - noon 
Centro Cultural de Washington County  

Saturday, January 20
9:30 am - noon 
Metro Regional Center

Saturday, January 27   
9:30 am - noon 
Tualatin Hills Nature Park
Training Full 

Want to participate but only have a few hours? Join one of several one-day monitoring events listed below. Volunteers must attend one of the trainings listed above.   

  • Saturday, February 17, 10 am - 1 pm Cedar Mill Wetlands 
  • Saturday, February 24, 10 am - 1 pm Howell Territorial Park
  • Sunday, March 4, 1 - 4 pm Hedges Creek Preserve 
  • Sunday, March 18, 1 - 4 pm Fanno Creek Greenway 

To learn more or register, contact Community Science Coordinator Heather Humphrey at 503.681.4433. 

Training poster in English (PDF, 1.51MB) and Spanish (PDF, 1.55MB). 

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