Wild South is incredibly proud to welcome Rachel Hopkins as our first Wildlife Ambassador! Rachel is a former winner of Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Award as Outstanding Youth in Conservation, and she is a highly knowledgeable, motivated and successful wildlife advocate!
Founder of “Save the Frog’s Day” in North Carolina, Rachel is championing efforts for the State of North Carolina to adopt official state symbols for two amphibians. Wild South proudly supports Rachel’s work and is spearheading the grassroots effort to contact State House Representatives to support this initiative.
In April, the NC State House formally filed the Bill – HB830 – to “Adopt State Symbols”, including the Marbled Salamander and Pine Barrens Tree Frog.