Trinity Favazza’s amphibian proclamation was adopted by Governor Rick Snyder and he declared a Michigan, statewide “Amphibian Conservation Awareness Week” for December 1-7, 2018. Her proposal was one of the last to be proclaimed during his governorship.

Trinity, who is 11 years old, is the outgoing Mayor of Detroit Zoological Society’s Amphibiville. Amphibiville is a 2-acre wetland village that is home to the Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center. In a previous edition of the Frogress Report, you will have read about Trinity’s trip from her home town of Shelby Township, Michigan to Washington, D.C. back in September as one of ten students nationally to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 President’s Environmental Youth Award. She was recognized for her work to protect local wetlands and raise awareness of amphibian conservation as Mayor of Amphibiville.

Trinity celebrated “Amphibian Awareness Week at her school by bringing in a frog-themed item each of the five school days (i.e. chocolate frog treats/pencils/squishy toys/coloring sheets, and bookmarks) to share with her class. She also created and presented “frog awareness cards” that highlight a different frog each day with fun facts and pictures and an awareness brochure for her classmates to take home and help spread the word.