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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.


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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.

Purchase tickets or make a contribution to support our work:

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
609.292.3707


LEADERSHIP AWARD

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.


INSPIRATION AWARD

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.


EDUCATION AWARD

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.


LEGACY AWARD

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.


SERVICE AWARD

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.


 

2018 Honorees

The 13th Annual Women & Wildlife Awards and Silent Auction was held on November 7, 2018 at Duke Farms to honor four remarkable women for their valuable contributions to protecting New Jersey’s wildlife with keynote speaker NJDEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe.

2017 Honorees

The 12th Annual Women & Wildlife Awards and Silent Auction was held on November 1, 2017 at Duke Farms to honor four remarkable women for their valuable contributions to protecting New Jersey’s wildlife with keynote speaker former Governor Tom Kean.

2016 Honorees

On Wednesday, November 30, at Duke Farms' Coach Barn, we celebrated the 11th Annual Women & Wildlife Awards with a cocktail party and silent auction. This year, Wendy Walsh, Martha Maxwell-Doyle, and Tanya Sulikowski were awarded for their contributions to help conserve New Jersey's wildlife.

2015 Honorees

The tenth annual Women & Wildlife Awards were celebrated with a cocktail party and silent auction on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Duke Farms. Conserve Wildlife Foundation proudly honored the contributions that three women – MacKenzie Hall, Pat Hamilton, and Tanya Oznowich - have made to wildlife conservation, and the leadership and inspiration they provide for those who strive to make a positive impact on species and habitat protection in New Jersey.

2014 Honorees

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey held our Ninth Annual Women & Wildlife Awards Reception to honor the contributions that four women – Cathy Hughes Malok, Brooke Maslo, Jeanne McArthur-Heuser, and Meghan Wren - have made to wildlife in New Jersey. We were excited to recognize the leadership and inspiration they provide for those working to protect wildlife in New Jersey.

2013 Honorees

At our Women & Wildlife Awards Reception on December 4, 2013, Tracy Leaver, Linda J. Mead, Jo Ann Frier-Murza, Pat Sutton, and Edith Wallace were awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. The special celebration also commemorated the 40th Anniversary of New Jersey’s Endangered Species and Conservation Act. Awards were made for Leadership, Inspiration, and Education, as well as two new awards for Legacy and Service.

2012 Honorees

At our Women & Wildlife Awards Reception on April 15, 2012, Jackie Kashmer, Laurie Pettigrew, and Dale Rosselet were be awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration, and Education (new in 2012).

2011 Honorees

At our Women & Wildlife Awards Reception on March 27, 2011, Dr. Erica Miller and Linda Tesauro will be awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration.

2010 Honorees

In 2010, Annette Scherer, Marie Springer, and Dr. Carol Slocum were awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration.

2009 Honorees

In 2009, Dr. Amanda Dey and Jane Morton Galetto were awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration.

2008 Honorees

In 2008, Barbara Brummer and Diane Nickerson were awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration.

2007 Honorees

In 2007, Kathy Clark and Amy S. Greene were presented with a Women & Wildlife Award for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration.

2006 Honorees

In 2006, Hannah Bonsey Suthers and Professor Joanna Burger were awarded for their work, the advances they have made for women in their professions and the contributions they have made to New Jersey’s wildlife. Awards are made for Leadership and Inspiration. Both received the first ever Women & Wildlife Award.

Sponsors needed!

If you would like to be a Women & Wildlife sponsor, please contact Liz Silvernail @ 609.292.3707.

 

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