ToadNUTS is proud to present our new youth program which falls under the umbrella of Jane Goodall's ROOTS and SHOOTS program to make a positive change for people, animals and our environment!
Our youth program is called ToadNUTS kids and will initially be role modeled by Noordhaven Montessori ToadNUTS kids.
They have come up with several ideas of how they can make a positive change in their environment and we will be blogging their progress shortly.
If you would like to become a ToadNUTS kid, all you need to do is join our website and comment on their blogs and/or add photos, blogs or videos of how you have made a similar positive change in your environment.
Children from all around the world, please join in and make a difference!
Check out ToadNUTS kids with Freshly Ground video clip
2012 Toad Area contacts for the following suburbs & surrounding areas:
Noordhoek 0824761016 Suzie
Sunvalley 0827716232 Alison
Glencairn 021 7826400 Cilla
Fishoek 021 7826144 Evanne
Clovelly 0764548467 Kim
Kommetjie 0828241914 Wally
Zeekoevlei 0847381130 Mark
Kirstenhof 021 7012567 Jean
Muizenberg 0834414740 Susan
Fir Grove 0827712957 Frenske
Tokai 0842646633 Hanniki
Hout Bay 0834028541 Yvonne
Bergvliet 0847381130 Mark
Rondebosch 0722366146 Helene
The western leopard toad (Amietophrynus pantherinus) is a protected wild animal in terms of the Nature Conservation Ordinance No. 19 of 1974. This means that no person may harm, capture, possess, or transport this species, or keep it in captivity, without a permit from CapeNature, the provincial nature conservation authority. No commercial trade is allowed in this species, and any person conducting research on this species requires a permit from CapeNature.
The Toad NUTS (Noordhoek Unpaid Toad Savers) are an exciting group of volunteers with the aim of saving the endangered Western Leopard Toad from extinction.We work together with all toad volunteers in Cape Town (South Africa) and are supported by the WLT-CC (Western Leopard Toad Conservation Comittee)
We are also privelaged to fall under the umbrella of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots programe and are very happy to have her as our role model!
Feel free to join our website and stay up to date with your Toad news!
You can also contact your area co-ordinator to volunteer for up and coming toad events! Please share your toad encounters and photos with us!
For those of you who missed ToadNUTS on Carte Blanche!
Check out http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Article.aspx?ID=4096 to watch the ToadNUTS video clip!
(There's a part 1 and part 2)
340 toads found to date by the Kirstenhof toaders - thanks so much to all the reliable 'rosterees' and al the ad hoc helpers!
It has been great to have so many kids as well - like 5 year old Emma who asked her Mom last night 'can we do this every day'! Love that.
Sadness in Lakeside Main Road where every toad we see is a dead toad - almost impossible to police that road...need a Plan B for next year (maybe 'B' for barrier…Continue
Posted by Susan Wishart on August 12, 2014 at 10:26pm
The last portion of the toad barrier fence will be put up this week on Noordhoek Main Road. A huge thank you to ToadNUTS kids Roots & Shoots and Donovan Copley for putting on an amazing Green Concert to fund this initiative! Thank you to our community who so generously supported the event and to Monkey Valley who sponsored the venue!…Continue
Posted by Suzie on July 28, 2014 at 6:26am
Thank you to all of our volunteers have kicked off the season to a good start and to Richard for these stats!
Please contact me on 0824761016 if you would like to volunteer and look out for the weekend where there should be more movement with the next rains coming! Please check your pools and drains for the next 6 - 8 weeks as toads can easily get trapped on their way to the ponds!
Here are our statistics so far!
Noordhoek stats for Thursday to Saturday (wet and…Continue
Posted by Suzie on July 28, 2014 at 5:30am
We have raised R11 000 which will cover the cost of the toad barrier fence for Noordhoek Main Road from the vet to Silvermine Road! Thank you to EVERYBODY who supported this magical evening!
A HUGE thank you to Donovan Copley from HOT WATER for performing for us and working…Continue
Posted by Suzie on June 30, 2014 at 12:00pm
Dear toad person!
You are invited to join ToadNUTS and ToadNUTS kids for a fantastic Green Concert featuring Donovan Copley from Hot Water in concert with our young ‘Green’ musicians in aid of a toad barrier fence.
Date: Thursday 26th June 2014
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Snacks will be served and cash bar available
Tickets: Adults: R100
Children and Pensioners: R50
Venue: Monkey Valley, Noordhoek
100% proceeds go directly to installing a toad barrier fence on…Continue
Posted by Suzie on June 15, 2014 at 2:35pm
Thanks Zach Vincent for a video clip.
This story is just about to be repeated this July! Please watch and look out for some of the ToadNUTS towards the end!
We are desperatly short of volunteers in Noordhoek and surrounds, please let us know if you are able to help out this season!
Posted by Suzie on May 17, 2014 at 4:30pm
ToadNUTS kids prevented human roadkill by cleaning up the streets!
What are you going to do for your community today? Every small kind act creates a positive ripple effect!
and in this case especially.. prevention is better than cure!
A large amount of builders stone had fallen onto the road at a…
Posted by Suzie on May 15, 2014 at 12:00am
there's a group of volunteers saving toads in philadelphia, pennsylvania to read about:
Posted by debra west on February 24, 2014 at 10:47pm