Check out the CWF events and other wildlife and environmental events below.
Thursday, November 1st, 2018
Ghost Crab Pots with CWF Wildlife Ecologist Emily Heiser
Time & Place
6PM - 7PM
Cape May City Library, 110 Ocean St., Cape May NJ
In a phenomenon referred to as “ghost fishing" derelict crab pots are lost from storms or cut lines and can have devastating impacts on the ecosystem and local economy. These derelict crab pots continue to catch and kill marine life when lost, like the Northern diamondback terrapin and otherwise harvestable crabs. These lost harvests translate to economic losses for fishermen and the local community. In addition, the pots disrupt navigation and damage sensitive ecosystems. The combined consequences of these abandoned pots reduce the integrity of the Barnegat Bay ecosystem and diminish its functionality for the community.
Thursday, November 29th, 2018
Bobcats of New Jersey with CWF Executive Director David Wheeler
Time & Place
7PM - 8PM
Rancocas Nature Center 794 Rancocas Rd., Westampton, NJ 08060
David Wheeler, Executive Director of Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, will be presenting on the reintroduction of the bobcat to NJ– a fascinating story. Virtually extinct in NJ by the 1960’s, successful bobcat restoration projects begun in the late 70’s and early 80’s have led to a stable breeding population. Today, they are listed as a NJ endangered species and are the only remaining wild cat in the state. Mr. Wheeler has worked on wildlife conservation and environmental issues in NJ and beyond for more than a decade. Preregister for this event by calling RNC at 609-261-2495.