Check out the CWF events and other wildlife and environmental events below.
Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Beach Nesting Birds with Todd Pover
Time & Place
6PM - 7PM
Cape May Library, 110 Ocean St., Cape May NJ
Join CWFNJ Biologist Todd Pover as he discusses New Jersey's elusive endangered beach nesting birds, Piping Plover, Least Tern, Black Skimmer, and American Oystercatcher. Although they share the same beach habitat to nest and raise their chicks, each species has its own unique behaviors and life cycle. Against all odds, these birds struggle to survive on some of the most heavily visited beaches on the East Coast - learn what CWFNJ and its partners are doing to protect them and recover their populations.
A Cape May County resident, Todd Pover is the Beach Nesting Bird Project Manager for the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. In this capacity he oversees monitoring, management, and research for beach nesting birds for the entire state. This is his 23rd year working with this fascinating group of birds here in New Jersey, and more recently he has also begun studying piping plovers on their wintering grounds in the Bahamas.
Saturday, September 8th, 2018
NJDEP New Jersey WILD Expo
Time & Place
10AM - 5PM
299 East Colliers Mill Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
The New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo celebrates the state's bountiful natural resources and rich outdoor heritage. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both September 8 & 9 at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, Ocean County. The Expo is FREE of charge and will take place rain or shine. Conserve Wildlife Foundation will be doing osprey building workshops on Saturday and bat house building demonstrations on Sunday (times are 11 AM and 1 PM each day).
2018 NJ Wild Outdoor Expo Scout Badge - 1.1MB
The Expo helps people connect with the natural world by providing a unique blend of conservation information, education and hands-on opportunities to learn outdoor skills and activities. Numerous environmental and conservation exhibits, demonstrations and seminars are planned for the weekend. Visitors can learn about, and try, a wide array of activities including fishing, hiking, shooting sports, kayaking, camping skills, rock climbing, wildlife watching and much more.
Please visit the website for more information.
Sunday, September 9th, 2018
Beach Plum Festival at IBSP
Time & Place
9AM - 4PM
Island Beach State Park
Join CWF at Island Beach State Park for a day of family fun and beach plums! This delicious event, rain or shine, will feature beach plum jelly and ice cream by the ocean! There will be crafters, children's games, a paddle board raffle, music, and a number of environmental and non-profit exhibitors. There is a suggested donation of $8, and the event will take place at Ocean Beach Bathing Area 1. Visit Friends of Island Beach Park for more information.