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					                                      9 Hardscrabble Road   P.O. Box 126   Bernardsville, NJ 07924   Phone: (908) 204-8998   Fax: (908) 204-8960

                                                                                                                                      Contact: John Carno
                                                                                                                                           (908) 204-8998                                                                                             
        600 Route 47 North
  Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
          (609) 861-0700                                                   NEW JERSEY AUDUDON SOCIETY
   701 E. Lake Drive, P.O. Box 3
     Cape May Point, NJ 08212
          (609) 884-2736                         New Jersey Audubon Society (NJAS) fosters environmental awareness and a
  790 Ewing Avenue, P.O. Box 125
     Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
                                       conservation ethic; protects New Jersey’s birds, animals, and plants, especially endangered
          (201) 891-2185
 NATURE CENTER OF CAPE MAY             and threatened species; and promotes the preservation of New Jersey’s valuable natural
      1600 Delaware Avenue
       Cape May, NJ 08204
          (609) 898-8848               habitats. NJAS is a privately supported, not-for-profit, statewide membership organization.
           P.O. Box 446
       Plainsboro, NJ 08536            Founded in 1897 and one the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJAS has no
          (609) 897-9400
       794 Rancocas Road               connection with the National Audubon Society.
      Mount Holly, NJ 08060
          (609) 261-2495
SANDY HOOK BIRD OBSERVATORY                      Vigilant Attention to Critical Habitats
  2 Hart Shorne Drive, P.O. Box 553
       Fort Hancock, NJ 07732
            (732) 872-2500                       With more than 20,000 caring and committed members, NJAS is one of the largest
 11 Hardscrabble Road, P.O. Box 693    and most effective conservation organizations in the state. The organization has worked
       Bernardsville, NJ 07924
            (908) 766-5787
     WEIS ECOLOGY CENTER               diligently with New Jersey law makers to save many of the Garden State’s most treasured
         150 Snake Den Road
         Ringwood, NJ 07456
            (973) 835-2160             places, including the Pinelands, Island Beach State Park, Bear Swamp, and thousands of

                                       acres of the New Jersey Highlands and Delaware Bay Shore. NJAS is the driving force

                                       behind the Garden State Preservation Trust, which will protect one million acres during this

                                       decade. And, NJAS has helped shape nearly every act of conservation legislation in New

                                       Jersey, serving as key anti-sprawl proponents long before the issue gained regional and

                                       national attention. As critical habitats become threatened and the hard-earned laws

                                       protecting the environment are at risk, NJAS remains vigilant.

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       Award-Wining Education Programs

       NJAS pioneers exciting and award-winning environmental education programs that

involve citizens of all ages directly in the exploration of New Jersey’s natural systems. Students

dig in the muddy banks of the Raritan Bay, pull nets through the shallows of Cape May Harbor,

tap maple trees for sugar-rich sap, and so much more. Teachers learn how to incorporate natural

history information into their curriculum. Adults are given opportunities to interact with like-

minded individuals to explore the state’s habitats.

       Daily Discoveries at Nine Nature Centers

       A variety of field trips, workshops, and activities are available virtually every day of the

week at any of NJAS’s nine nature centers, including the world-renowned Cape May Bird

Observatory, the newly-opened Sandy Hook Bird Observatory, and the soon-to-be-opened

Plainsboro Preserve (located eight miles north of Trenton). All programs — from the basics of

birding to stargazing to gardening for wildlife — are led by some of the most highly respected

naturalists in the world. Each center has a book/gift store that focuses on natural history. The
experienced naturalists staffing each store provide expert buying advice on everything from the

bird feeders to nature and garden guides to spotting scopes.

       34 Local Sanctuaries

       No matter where you are in the Garden State, an NJAS sanctuary is near you. NJAS

maintains 34 wildlife sanctuaries across the state and, in its 100-year history, has never divested a

single acre of preserved land.

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       A Connection to New Jersey’s Natural Heritage

       The spectacle of shorebird migration, Bald Eagles performing their mating flight, the explosion

of wildflowers in early spring, the transformation of a butterfly — these are the elements of New Jersey’s

natural heritage. NJAS reveals these wonders and more through its many programs, centers, and

sanctuaries. When members can’t be outdoors, NJAS helps them stay connected through publications

like New Jersey Audubon magazine, Records of New Jersey Birds, Peregrine Observer, and Kestrel

Express. The latest bird sightings can be accessed any time of the day via two NJAS birding hotlines:

(732) 872-2595 and (609) 898-BIRD. A natural history hotline is available at (609) 861-0466. NJAS’s

website at features the latest bird reports, calendar of events, conservation opinions

and position statements, Nature Notes, environmental education, research initiatives, and natural history

information. For general information telephone New Jersey Audubon Society headquarters at