New Campaign Encourages Kids to Fight Coqui Frog Infestation

BIG ISLAND (KHNL) - Hawaii County is turning to school kids in its efforts to fight the Big Island's growing coqui frog infestation.

A new program entitled the " Coqui Bounty Hunter" campaign is encouraging high schools students, with parental consent, to head outside and catch the coquis.

A new radio campaign is also helping to kick start the effort.

Students are encouraged to bring their daily catch into their classrooms. A cash award will be given to the school that accounts for the most coqui's caught.

The Big Island has taken delivery of four new 200 gallon tank sprayers to be used in the fight against the growing problem.

There are now 32 strategically poisitioned around the island.