wildlife refuge & hospital

One of the most important things I do is as a volunteer. My husband and I started volunteering last year at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in the hospital caring for sick and injured wildlife. Woodford Cedar Run is divided into two sections. Nature Center/Refuge and Hospital/Rehabilitation. This year we’ve expanded and along with the hospital have started doing some things around the Nature Center where I greet visitors at the Nature Center and my husband is caring for our residents in the reptile room. I also actively fund-raise on my Facebook profile for my birthday every year! But there are a variety of opportunities for volunteers. 

  • Helping care for wildlife
  • Helping with educational programs
  • Greeting visitors at our Nature Center
  • Staffing at festival special events
  • Fundraising
  • Building and repairing wildlife enclosures
  • General office work
  • Event planning
“Betty and Jim Woodford 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.”

“Cedar Run is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation and rehabilitation.”


“How we achieve this…dsc_0428-199x300

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge sits on 171 wooded acres on the edge of the New Jersey Pinelands. Cedar Run includes the Woodford Nature Center, an outdoor Wildlife Housing Area with nearly 60 native residents, and a Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital. The overall mission of  Cedar Run is to serve as a community resource on the importance of protecting and enhancing healthy ecosystems for all.

To that end, Cedar Run engages in: ecologically based land management; the operation of a Federally and NJ State licensed hospital facility that cares for more than 5,000 injured, orphaned or displaced native wildlife each year; the education of over 20,000 students annually through our various on-site and outreach programs; and serves as an active resource to the greater New Jersey community on all wildlife and habitat related questions and issues.”

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Rd
Medford, NJ 08055

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