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 more than 60 native residents, and a Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital that sees nearly 5,000 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.
Welcome New Executive Director, Dennis O. Miranda

With nearly thirty years of working in conservation, from saving the NJ Highlands to launching the Western Highlands Scenic Byway, he returns to a State with deep roots, a large network of friends and colleagues. Rolling up your sleeves to connect people to nature is one of the most important needs of society today!

Adopt-A-Wild-One’s New Addition: Phoebe!

There are many levels of support to choose from and many residents that need your help from Tommy the Eastern box turtle, to Mika the raccoon, or Orion the Bald Eagle. NEW for 2019, try Phoebe the striped skunk! 

Internship Opportunity – Wildlife Care

We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, individual to work in our rehabilitation hospital.  Interns will deal directly with the public bringing in animals and will also assist with direct animal care.

A Wild Summer (a reflection)

I accepted my internship at Cedar Run still uncertain about what I really wanted to do after graduation.  After interning from early May to late July, and then staying to… More →

The Many Perspectives On “TLC”

The fall season at Cedar Run brings a beautiful landscape of colors as Mother Nature “winds down” in preparation for winter. Wildlife intake at the Wildlife Hospital also “winds down,”… More →


Harriet was admitted to the hospital in the summer of 2018 after being hit by a car, and thus sustained some significant damage to her left wing, and costed her one of her toes. The fracture in her wing was originally pinned for healing, but it became apparent that the damage was extensive enough that it limited her mobility.

Upcoming Events

10:00 am Refuge Ramblers
Refuge Ramblers
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a morning outdoors, rain or shine. We will set off on a hike in search of the many living things that call the refuge home. Will it... More →
10:00 am You and Me Preschool Program
You and Me Preschool Program
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a fun and engaging program about one of our resident animals. We will read books, do a craft and learn about a different animal each month. 10-11am.... More →
1:00 pm Wildlife Tracking 101
Wildlife Tracking 101
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This fun and informative program will help you review the basics of animal tracking in the wild. 1-2pm. All ages welcome. $10/adult, $8/child, member free. Advanced registration required. Please enable... More →
all-day Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day
Feb 14 all-day
Enjoy a special day of programs at Cedar Run. We will present Raptors and Reptiles at 11am and 1pm. All ages welcome. FREE with admission. Children ages 12 and under... More →
9:00 am “Have a Heart” Day Off Adventures
“Have a Heart” Day Off Adventures
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Have a Heart this Valentine’s Day! Join us for a full day-off camp as we show our love and appreciation for our Resident Animals! We’ll create heart-themed enrichment for them... More →
all-day President’s Day
President’s Day
Feb 17 all-day
Kids can make a pinecone birdfeeder to take home inside the Nature Center. All ages welcome. FREE with admission.