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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.
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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 →

Spring, being a transitional season, shows Cedar Run through a unique lens. Come visit soon!
Employment Opportunity – Executive Director

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge (WCRWR) supervising all aspects of the Center’s operations, including personnel, programs, facilities and financial management, membership, special events, public relations and development efforts.

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Harriet

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.

Yay fresh paint!
New Bird Room!

For the past few months, the Education Department has been collecting donations primarily from Facebook posts. Our supporters are incredibly generous, and Erin and I were really touched by your contributions. We wanted to let you know that your contributions went to a very big need!

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Patient Story: Long-earred Owl – Head Trauma

We do our best to share stories of second chances, happy endings, and great outcomes. Unfortunately in wildlife rehabilitation, those cases don’t tell the whole story.

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Perches and Foot Health in Raptors

The importance of proper bird perching is essential to the quality of life, and health of wild birds living in captivity. Seldom laying down, birds are usually up and on their feet most of their lives.

Upcoming Events

Nov
23
Sat
6:00 pm Owls in Autumn
Owls in Autumn
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Program begins inside the nature center for an up-close experience with our resident owls followed by a hike on the trail in search of our local species. Suitable for ages... More →
Nov
27
Wed
all-day Day Before Thanksgiving
Day Before Thanksgiving
Nov 27 all-day
Enjoy a special day of programs at the refuge. We will present Hunters of the Sky at 11am and 1pm. Kids can also make a special holiday craft inside the... More →
Dec
16
Mon
10:00 am Refuge Ramblers
Refuge Ramblers
Dec 16 @ 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 & Me
You & Me
Dec 16 @ 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. Ages... More →
Dec
23
Mon
10:00 am Refuge Ramblers
Refuge Ramblers
Dec 23 @ 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 & Me
You & Me
Dec 23 @ 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. Ages... More →
Dec
27
Fri
all-day Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 27 all-day
Enjoy a special day of programs at the refuge. We will present Hunters of the Sky at 11am and 1pm. Kids can also make a special holiday craft inside the... More →
Dec
30
Mon
10:00 am Refuge Ramblers
Refuge Ramblers
Dec 30 @ 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 & Me
You & Me
Dec 30 @ 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. Ages... More →
Jan
18
Sat
2:00 pm Volunteer Information Session
Volunteer Information Session
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm
Volunteer Information Session
Our dedicated volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the organization! Join us to learn valuable skills while helping us accomplish our mission. Volunteer opportunities at the refuge include: Helping care for... More →
Feb
22
Sat
2:00 pm Volunteer Information Session
Volunteer Information Session
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm
Volunteer Information Session
Our dedicated volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the organization! Join us to learn valuable skills while helping us accomplish our mission. Volunteer opportunities at the refuge include: Helping care for... More →
Mar
14
Sat
2:00 pm Volunteer Information Session
Volunteer Information Session
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm
Volunteer Information Session
Our dedicated volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the organization! Join us to learn valuable skills while helping us accomplish our mission. Volunteer opportunities at the refuge include: Helping care for... More →