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2019 Women & Wildlife Awards
Join us for our 14th Annual Women & Wildlife Awards and Silent Auction to honor women for their valuable contributions to protecting New Jersey’s wildlife.
Join us for a night dedicated to women who have gone far and above to make a positive impact on New Jersey's wildlife and their habitat.
Conserve Wildlife Foundation's Women & Wildlife Awards will recognize four outstanding women for their achievements in protecting New Jersey's endangered and threatened wildlife.
What: Reception and silent auction with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
When: Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Coach Barn at Duke Farms, 80 Route 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Tickets: $85 per person; $125 Patron ticket
Please make your reservations online, by phone (609-292-3707), or by mailing a check made payable to Conserve Wildlife Foundation to P.O. Box 180, Trenton, New Jersey, 08601.
The event continues CWF’s fourteen-year tradition of honoring women for their success in protecting, managing, restoring, and raising awareness for the State’s endangered and nongame wildlife species. These honorees helped to make New Jersey a leader in bringing key species back from the brink of extinction – species such as the piping plover, bobcat and least tern.
Proceeds will benefit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey’s efforts to protect rare and imperiled wildlife.
Sponsorship opportunities are available:
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For more information, please contact:
Liz Silvernail, CWF Director of Development: Email
Dr. Nellie Tsipoura, Senior Research Scientist, Director of Citizen Science, New Jersey Audubon Society
Dr. Tsipoura has over 25 years of experience in bird ecology, behavior, and population biology. She excels in creating partnerships and innovative plans to address conservation needs for New Jersey’s urban birds. Highlights of her research include the role of people, contaminants and environmental forces, such as storms and erosion, on shorebirds and colonial nesting birds.
Gretchen Fowles, GIS Specialist and Biologist, NJDEP Endangered and Nongame Species Program
In her 15 years with the NJDEP Endangered and Nongame Species Program Gretchen Fowles has used her education in wildlife biology and GIS mapping to help many species. Among her many accomplishments are spearheading the Connecting Habitat Across New Jersey (CHANJ) initiative that makes landscapes and roadways friendlier to wildlife movement, introducing genetic diversity to the state’s only known population of Allegheny Woodrats and overseeing the comeback of New Jersey’s bobcats.
Giselle Chazotte Smisko, Director Avian Wildlife Center
Giselle Chazotte Smisko has been actively involved in wildlife rehabilitation since 1979, specializing in avian rehabilitation for the past three decades. As the founding Director of the Avian Wildlife Center in Sussex County, New Jersey, she leads over 100 programs every year, sharing her passion for and knowledge of wildlife rehabilitation with thousands of people. She has rehabilitated thousands of injured and young birds, participated in research projects, studied West Nile Virus and pesticide poisoning in birds, established conservation programs and been the Chief Cage Cleaner for the Center.
Wilma Frey, Senior Policy Manager, NJ Conservation Foundation
Wilma Frey has four decades of environmental and planning advocacy experience. She has worked with the NJ Conservation Foundation for almost three decades and has been instrumental to the successful passage of the state’s Highland’s Water Protection and Planning Act. She currently chairs the NJ Highlands Land Preservation Committee and works with the New Jersey Highlands Coalition on planning and environmental policy, as well as government relations, communications and community organizing.
Dorothy Manera, Senior Special Agent, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dorothy ‘Dede’ Manera is a world renowned conservation officer with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Over the course of her 25-plus years as a Senior Special Agent, she used her investigative talents in service to New Jersey native species as well as exotic wildlife who were trafficked in our state. She has been part of an elite, undercover team of officers, testified before Congress, and selflessly dedicated her time to mentoring young conservation officers.
If you would like to be a Women & Wildlife sponsor, please contact Liz Silvernail @ 609.292.3707.