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Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, Inc.

Your Place in the Wild

aka Cedar Run   |   Medford, NJ   |  www.cedarrun.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Mike O'Malley

Main address

4 Sawmill Rd

Medford, NJ 08055 USA

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EIN

22-2373291

NTEE code info

Wildlife Sanctuary/Refuge (D34)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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Our programs

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Conservation

Cedar Run engages in ecologically-based land management on 171 wooded acres on the edge of the New Jersey Pinelands.

Population(s) Served

Cedar Run operates a Federally and NJ State licensed hospital facility that cares for more than 6,000 injured, orphaned or displaced native wildlife each year.

Population(s) Served

Environmental education programs include on-site, off-site, groups, schools, scouts, and adults. There is always something going on with our award winning educational programs.

Population(s) Served

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Wildlife Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In 1957 Jim and Betty Woodford began the critical work of clearing a pathway to preservation
of New Jerseys wildlife and habitats, when they founded Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
(Cedar Run), a 171-acre non-profit wildlife refuge, Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital, and Nature
Center on the edge of the New Jersey Pinelands. In 1997 Cedar Run was preserved, in
perpetuity, with a Green Acres grant.

In the years since, Cedar Runs pathway has widened, with more and more visitors seeking
open spaces, experiences of nature, and engagement with animals and birds in rehabilitation,
and an increase in the number of sick and injured animals brought to the Wildlife Rehabilitation
Hospital. This growth can be attributed to Cedar Runs outreach and reputation as a trusted
resource for wildlife in New Jersey, providing quality care with the goal of safely releasing as
many animals as possible back into the wild.Increased human-wildlife interactions due to land
development and wildlife displacement have also contributed to the growing needs provided
by Cedar Run.And yet, expanding the capacity to meet this remarkable growth remains a
challenge.

In honor of Jim and Betty Woodfords initial stewardship and in celebration of 70 years of dedication to Pinelands preservation, environmental education, and wildlife rehabilitation, Cedar Run will launch Pathways to Conservation, a comprehensive campaign that will open up new pathways for meeting Cedar Runs mission, both now and for future generations. This investment in the future of Cedar Run will strengthen all aspects of the visitor experience, enhance educational programs, and provide the infrastructure and facilities needed to better care for the many thousands of injured and orphaned wild animals brought to Cedar Run each year.

Pathways to Conservation: A vision for the future of Cedar Run

With great success comes great responsibility, and that is the challenge before Cedar Run today. Visitor numbers, demand for educational programs, and the need for expanded facilities to treat sick, injured and orphaned animals, have experienced tremendous growth and success. Cedar Run is excited to rise to the challenge of supporting the increased needs arising from this growth. The Pathways to Conservation campaign is centered around three new pathways that reflect the heart of Cedar Runs mission and address the critical challenges resulting from the
tremendous growth of the past decades.

Many facilities for injured or orphaned animals will close their doors when they reach their pre-set capacity due to spacing and funding. Cedar Runs staff, on the other hand, works hard to find ways to accommodate all the animals brought to them, even overflow animals from closed centers. Staff at Cedar Runs Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital will never turn away a New Jersey native wild animal in need. It is Cedar Runs goal for the public and wild neighbors
to always have a resource in the area when they are in need. This is accomplished by the staff working as efficiently as possible and maximizing every inch of space available at the facility while ensuring the best quality of care. To accommodate the large increase in animals now treated and sheltered at Cedar Run, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital has expanded via outbuildings.Multiple sheds and barns have been constructed to expand animal care space to accommodate the growing needs of the community.In addition to needing more space for animals, Cedar Run now requires more staff, volunteers, and interns to care for all of the animals that are there for rehabilitation.
Through this first pathway in Pathways to Conservation, Cedar Run seeks to convert an existing 2,500 square
foot structure into entirely new hospital space equipped with temperature control, plumbing, appliances, and medical care supplies. Construction of an expanded Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital would allow Cedar Run to consolidate many of the animals into one facility, thus leading to more efficient oversight of volunteers and interns,
increased communication among all parties, and more space to care for the growing number of
animals needing care and shelter. Utilizing the Woodford Nature Center as home base, Cedar Run offers a wide variety of hands-on, engaging educational programs for visitors of all ages and abilities, on topics ranging from
wildlife rehabilitation to habitat conservation to environmental protection. These programs not only represent on-going source of revenue for Cedar Run, but provide the primary means by which Cedar Run is able to serve as a community resource on environmental conservation. The Nature Center has a classroom and Pinelands exhibits, an outdoor Wildlife Housing Area with nearly sixty resident wild animals, and a covered Picnic Pavilion. Field trips to Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge complement the New Jersey State learning standards and numerous Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Disciplinary Core Ideas, and are easily adapted to cover coursework at private schools, homeschools, youth groups, and adult audiences. The heartbeat of Cedar Runs mission is protecting and enhancing healthy ecosystems for all.

Today, our staff and board members continue Betty and Jims work, along with their daughter, Jeanne, who is Cedar Runs Co-Founder. Cedar Run has been a vital force on all matters related to wildlife and habitat for more than 60 years. Our work with individual wild animals has a positive impact on wildlife populations and habitats well beyond our borders. Cedar Run also serves as a trusted resource to a wide and varied community in central and southern New Jersey on all wildlife, habitat, and environmental protection-related questions and issues, and a valuable member of the local community. As an organization, our vision is that the treatment and rehabilitation services that Cedar Run provides to injured and/or orphaned wildlife in New Jersey serve to educate, inspire, and instill a sense of stewardship in youth and residents throughout the region, leading to increased protection of our natural resources.

Cedar Run currently has a staff of 13 full-time professionals and several part-time employees, along with over 250 dedicated volunteers who provide a combined total of more than 65,000 hours of volunteer service annually.

Cedar Run invites like-minded partners to join us as we ideate, innovate, and create in ways that will exceed our individual imaginations. A plan has been researched and crafted to launch the Pathways to Conservation comprehensive campaign to fully fund and shape the future of Cedar Run. Cedar Run is leading a due diligence process, identifying building contingencies and financial models to support the growth outlined above.

In the late summer of 2023, Dunleavy & Associates was engaged by Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge (Cedar Run) to conduct a Feasibility Study to assess the scope and potential for a successful fundraising effort that would transform how Cedar Run delivers its mission to preserve New Jerseys wildlife and habitats through education, conservation, and rehabilitation. The work included: developing a Statement of Intent [SOI] in coordination with Cedar Run leadership; conducting confidential prospect/stakeholder interviews; testing campaign messaging and proposed fundraising goals with stakeholders during the study interviews in preparation for the development of a full Case for Support; and delivering findings surrounding campaign goals and recommendations based on those findings.

Financials

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Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ted Rosenberg

Jeanne Woodford

Khaleel Watkins

Kristin Groark

Al Finkelstein

Russell Batdorf

Scott Sutton

Tina Solak

Rose DiMeo

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2024

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.