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 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.
New Reptile Room!

For the past few months, the Education Department has been collecting donations primarily from Facebook posts. Our supporters are incredibly generous, and we were really touched by your contributions. We… More →

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 →

Upcoming Events

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.
9:00 am “FFFFrigid Fun” Day Off Adventures
“FFFFrigid Fun” Day Off Adventures
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spring is right around the corner but it’s still cold! Let’s give our animal friends a boost to make it the rest of the winter and prep for spring with... More →
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 →
5:30 pm Owl Prowl
Owl Prowl
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter is often the best time of the year to locate owls in the forest as they are in the midst of nesting season. Program begins inside the Nature Center... More →
10:00 am Refuge Ramblers
Refuge Ramblers
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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 →
all-day Leap Day!
Leap Day!
Feb 29 all-day
What will you do with your “extra” day?! A trip to Cedar Run?! Cedar Run is offering free admission to first 29 paying visitors on Leap Day. We hope to... More →