Delaware environmental department in need of frog call monitors

    A word of warning here — years of watching the Muppets probably won’t give you a competitive edge for this job.

    Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is looking for people to monitor frog calls.

    “Because amphibians are aquatic for at least part of their life cycle, they can serve as important indicators of water quality and other aspects of environmental health,” Delaware Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program wildlife biologist Holly Niederriter explains.

    So the Delaware Amphibian Monitoring Project is enlisting volunteers to draw attention to the concern over amphibian population declines.

    An afternoon meeting will be held on Feb. 18 at the St. Jones Reserve in Dover, where volunteers will receive a training CD and other information.

    Doing your best ribbit impression won’t help you.

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