Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge is a 171-acre non-profit wildlife refuge, wildlife rehabilitation hospital & nature center on the edge of the New Jersey Pinelands.

Cedar Run includes the Woodford Nature Center, a Wildlife Housing Area with nearly 60 native residents, and a Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital that sees more than 6,000 wild animals each year. The overall mission of Cedar Run is to serve as a community resource on the importance of protecting and enhancing healthy ecosystems for all.
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Dads & Grads Private VIP Tour

Celebrate Dad or your recent Grad! Join us for a private tour of Cedar Run!

After many months apart and distanced from our families this is the perfect opportunity to get together safely outdoors to celebrate the ones we love. Each package includes a 1.5-hour guided private tour of our Wildlife Housing Area, a short hike for you and your family (up to 8 people) and symbolically adopt a Cedar Run resident of your choice ($35 value!).

Space is VERY limited! Don’t miss out on this fun and unique opportunity!

Click to learn more and reserve your space before they sell out!

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Now Recruiting Summer Counselors-In-Training (CITs)

Interested in being a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) at Cedar Run’s Summer Camp? Our CIT program is an exciting, nature-based, 1-week+ program that offers teens the opportunity to develop leadership, outdoor teaching, and camp counselor skills. Our program focuses on small group dynamics, communication skills, teamwork, role-modeling, and conflict resolution.

CITs will learn from several camp leaders and professionals during their week at camp. They will work directly with campers, guiding them in crafts, playing games and helping them with lessons under the supervision and guidance of the staff.

Click the photo to learn more about this great opportunity and how to apply!

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Much Needed Supplies

With over 550 wild ones in our care, you can help Cedar Run stock up on much needed supplies! You can directly support & contribute to help save NJ’s wildlife with your next Amazon purchase or your next grocery store purchase. Our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital treats over 6,000 injured and orphaned wildlife animals every year! Last year was a record breaking year for Cedar Run & continues to grow!

Our MUCH NEEDED supplies in critical demand:
– Paper Towels
– Tissues

Click the photo to see our full wishlist of items that are in demand. Thank you for your donations!

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Rising Star: Heather Evans

Heather Evans, has been awarded the 2021 Rising Star Award from the NJ Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (NJAWR).

The NJAWR Rising Star Award is given to recognize and encourage an individual who has demonstrated significant dedication, engagement, and promise as a relatively new member of the wildlife rehabilitation community in our state or region.

Learn more about Heather Evans and this award!

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Recognition & Honor for Cedar Run Volunteer

On of our volunteers, Richard Jones, received the 2020 NJ State Governor’s Jefferson Award for his service in the category of Animal Welfare.

Honorees of the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award achieve measurable community impact and represent outstanding acts of public service, without the expectation of recognition or compensations.

Learn more about Richard and the work he has done at Cedar Run.

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Now accepting Summer Camp Scholarship Applications until May 1st

Do you know someone who is having a hardship this year and would like to send their child to camp at Cedar Run? Apply for one of our sponsorship spots! Our Sponsor-A-Camper effort was enormously successful and we would like to reach as many campers as possible.

Click to more about the scholarship & application process.

Upcoming Events

10:30 am Members Only: BYOB Paint Party! ...
Members Only: BYOB Paint Party! ...
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Get your mimosas ready and your creativity flowing! Members 21+ are welcome to join us for an early afternoon of painting and fun lead by our Membership Manager. We will... More →
10:00 am You and Me Preschool: Weekend Ed...
You and Me Preschool: Weekend Ed...
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a fun and engaging program focused on a fun book. “Weekend Edition” will run once a month on the first Saturday of the month. We will read,... More →
8:00 pm ADULTS ONLY! New Moon Night Hike
ADULTS ONLY! New Moon Night Hike
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Enjoy a guided hike under the darkness of the new moon to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark. 8:00-9:30pm.... More →
6:00 pm S’mores & Tours
S’mores & Tours
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
To celebrate “National S’mores Day,” join us around the campfire for some delicious s’mores followed by a guided tour of the Wildlife Housing Area. This fun and informal program is... More →