In 1951, Jim and Betty Woodford bought 185 acres in Medford Township, NJ to use as a summer getaway. They quickly fell in love with the land and decided to live there full time. By 1957, they founded Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.
Today, the organization welcomes visitors throughout the year to Cedar Run, which includes the Woodford Nature Center, a Wildlife Housing Area with nearly 60 native animals, and a Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital that sees more than 5,000 wild animals each year. The Nature Center and Education Department offer fun and educational programs for all, while the hiking trails offer an opportunity to explore native Pinelands habitats.
Tim McGuire, a Senior Project Manager of Environmental services out of our Mount Laurel, NJ office, requested funds from our Charity Committee for the Woodford-Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, whose overall mission is to serve as a community resource on the importance of protecting and enhancing healthy ecosystems for all. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital is one of the few local facilities qualified to handle injured raptors, which McCormick Taylor may encounter and are tasked with handling in our role as avian management consultants for several regional clients.
Beth Repsher, Environmental Scientist III also out of our Mount Laurel, NJ office, was a volunteer for five seasons at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital. During her time there, she started small, working with baby birds, then mammals (squirrels, opossums, etc.), and then adult raptors.
“I experienced a lot of challenging, yet rewording moments and met a lot of awesome people there," Beth said.
About McCormick Taylor's Charity Committee
McCormick Taylor’s Charity Committee helps our employees give back to their communities. By becoming involved with our employees’ different organizations, programs, and charities, we grow closer to our employees and the places we call home.
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