Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge rehabilitates injured or abandoned animals and educates the public about nature and the environment. Please click through to check them out and donate if you can. Or, if you are local, stop in for a visit. Here are some photos from my visit. This eagle was so cool!
We visited and took a hike around the lake.
We also had the opportunity to see some of the other animals they care for year round.
In 1951, Jim and Betty Woodford bought a 185 acre parcel of land, in what were then the wilds of Medford Township, to use as a summer get-away. They quickly fell in love with the beauty of the Pinelands and decided to live here full time. By 1957 they built their first home with a view of the lake, and founded Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. Betty became a local authority on the flora and fauna of the NJ Pinelands, and quickly began teaching others what she knew.
Over the next 40 years, Betty and Jim devoted their lives to Pinelands preservation, environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation. Betty became an expert botanist, naturalist, nature photographer and wildlife rehabilitator. She was renowned for her Pinelands education programs. In 1997 the Woodford’s ultimate dream was realized when a Green Acres grant preserved Cedar Run’s land and buildings for future generations.