WORKSHOP: Avian Bandaging by Susan J. Tyson, VMD, MS.

JOIN NJAWR FOR A WORKSHOP BY
Susan J. Tyson, VMD, MS.
Avian Bandaging

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Time: 2pm – 4pm

Location:
Mount Laurel Animal Hospital
220 Mt Laurel Rd.
Mt Laurel Touwnship, NJ 08054

NJAWR Member Cost: $15.00
Non-member Cost: $25.00
LIMITED REGISTRATION: This is a restricted hands-on workshop for volunteers of licensed rehabilitators. To register, you must provide the name and contact information for the licensed wildlife rehabilitator that you work with. Space is limited, and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to:
1. Bandaging supplies and their uses
2. Immobilizing wing fractures during the healing process
(figure 8 and body wraps)
3. Protecting feathers during the bandaging process
4. Foot/shoe bandages
5. Leg splints
6. Basic avian wound and pain management

Avian Bandaging Workshop Flyer

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. No walk-ins will be accepted.

To register:
Send an email to mike.omalley@cedarrun.org that contains the following items:
1. Your first and last name
2. The name, phone number, and email address for the licensed wildlife rehabilitator that you volunteer or work with
3. Upon receipt of this email, you will be sent an email from Mike that contains the instructions for payment

ATTN NJAWR MEMBERS: Join us for our annual meeting

All NJAWR members are invited to attend our annual meeting on January 26th, 2020 at 10am at Mercer County Wildlife Center. We will discuss accomplishments from 2019, goals for 2020, workshop information and more!! We look forward to hearing from YOU, our members, on YOUR visions of involvement and future goals. Be sure to join us for refreshments, snacks, prizes and freebies!

We look forward to seeing you!

Not a member? No problem! Become a member today and join us the 26th!

UPDATED: NJAWR 2019 Roundtable

NJAWR 2019 Roundtable
Join us for a casual afternoon of information, networking, door prizes, food, and fun!

Date: December 15, 2019
Time: 12:30pm – 3pm

Location:
Raptor Trust
Education Building
1452 White Bridge Road
Millington, NJ 07946

NJAWR Member Cost: FREE
Non-member Cost: $10.00
Registration deadline: December 11, 2019

This year’s roundtable will also feature a one hour informal session on wildlife disease trends in New Jersey presented by Karen Dashfield, DVM, at 1 p.m.

Refreshments and a variety of savory appetizers will be provided. If you have an appetizer or sweet treat you would like to share—please bring it!

Bring items for the trading table (surplus supplies, equipment you no longer need, etc.), but be prepared to take them back if someone does not grab them!

Register here.  

Click here for the UPDATED 2019 Roundtable flyer!

Pre-registration is required. Late registrations will not be honored nor will walk-ins be accepted.

NJAWR 2019 Roundtable

NJAWR 2019 Roundtable
Join us for a casual afternoon of information, networking, door prizes, food, and fun!

Date: December 1, 2019
Time: 12pm – 3pm

Location:
Raptor Trust
Education Building
1452 White Bridge Road
Millington, NJ 07946

NJAWR Member Cost: FREE
Non-member Cost: $10.00
Registration deadline: November 27, 2019

This year’s roundtable will also feature a one hour informal session on wildlife disease trends in New Jersey presented by Karen Dashfield, DVM, at 12:30 p.m.

Refreshments and a variety of savory appetizers will be provided. If you have an appetizer or sweet treat you would like to share—please bring it!

Bring items for the trading table (surplus supplies, equipment you no longer need, etc.), but be prepared to take them back if someone does not grab them!

Register here.  

Click here for the 2019 Roundtable flyer!

Pre-registration is required. Late registrations will not be honored nor will walk-ins be accepted.

LECTURE: Bat Rescue & Initial Care by Jackie Kashmer

JOIN NJAWR FOR A LECTURE BY
Jacki Kashmer, Founder and Director of New Jersey Bat Sanctuary
Bat Rescue & Initial Care

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Time: 1pm – 3pm

Location:
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Rd, Student Center (CSC)
Room 127 Glassboro, NJ 08028

NJAWR Member Cost: FREE
Non-member Cost: $15.00
Registration deadline is November 7, 2019

Topics discussed include:
1. Determine if a bat does indeed need to be rescued.
2. Is it injured, sick, adult, or orphaned?
3. How to handle a bat safely.
4. How to care for it temporarily until it can be transported to a licensed bat rehabilitator.
5. Type of housing crucial to protect delicate wings – and where it is housed in a facility.
6. To offer food or not – a bats ability to lower body temperature makes this a very tricky situation.
7. Rabies – signs and symptoms.

Register here.  

Registration with payment must be received by November 7, 2019.

Pre-registration is required. Late registrations will not be honored nor will walk-ins be accepted.

NJAWR Board of Directors Nominations!

NJAWR Board of Directors Call for Nominations!
DEADLINE: October 31st, 2019

The New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for the Board of Directors. Nominees must be members of NJAWR prior to their nomination, as required by the NJAWR bylaws. Nominations must be made by current members of NJAWR. You may nominate yourself.

Nominees represent you, the members of NJAWR, and they must be prepared to attend bi-monthly meetings via conference call and fulfill their two year term. These positions are working positions.

Each Board member is expected to:
—Participate in board meetings
—Be a member of at least one committee
—Devote time to further the goals and purposes of NJAWR
—Uphold the bylaws
—Participate in conferences, round tables and other NJAWR-sponsored events

Names and email addresses of nominees for a Board position can be sent to Nominating Committee, by email at melisana@ymail.com . Nominees will submit an application (sent by the Board) to join the Board of Directors. Nominees approved by the Nominating Committee will be notified by Dec 1st and their names submitted to the membership for election. Absentee ballots will be sent out via mail and email for those who cannot attend the annual membership meeting. Election is by a simple majority vote of the members responding. Ballots will be counted at the annual membership meeting to be held in January and election results will be announced to the membership thereafter.

Incumbents in board positions whose terms are expiring must follow the nomination process if they wish to be considered as candidates in the next election.

Nominations must be received by October 31st, 2019.

The Board of Directors of NJAWR looks forward to welcoming potential members! Please consider either running for a seat on the board or nominating someone you believe will make a difference.

LECTURE: Avian Critical Care by Susan J. Tyson, VMD, MS.

JOIN NJAWR FOR A LECTURE BY
Susan J. Tyson, VMD, MS.
Avian Critical Care

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 1pm – 3pm

Location:
SAVE, A friend to homeless animals
1010 County Road 601
Skillman, NJ 08558

NJAWR Member Cost: FREE
Non-member Cost: $15.00
Registration deadline is April 24, 2019

Topics discussed include:
●Capture of injured birds, including raptors
●Capture of birds with wing fractures
●Overnight considerations for transporters
●Heat, housing and tail guards for raptors
●Stabilizing and housing the avian patient
●Stress considerations- how to minimize and the effect on recovery

Register here.  

Click here for lecture flyer!

Registration with payment must be received by January 22, 2019.

Pre-registration is required. Late registrations will not be honored nor will walk-ins be accepted.

NJAWR SCHOLARSHIPS: deadline October 31, 2019

The New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (NJAWR) will be awarding scholarships to two NJAWR members for admission reimbursement to one of the following 2020 symposiums:

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Symposium
Pennsylvania Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Conference
New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council Seminar
Call of the Wild Conference – Virginia

The funds for these scholarships have been donated by NJAWR.

If you wish to apply for one of these scholarships, please complete this NJAWR Scholarship Application Form and return it to:

NJAWR Scholarships
c/o Adriana Manchen 
1748 River Rd
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Applicants must be current NJAWR members (visit njawr.com to join or renew membership). Applications must be received by October 31, 2019. Receipt of application is acknowledged via email. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail. Reimbursement checks for conference registration will be mailed after proof of conference attendance.

Not a member? No problem! Become a member today and apply for this scholarship!

Winners will be announced at the NJAWR Annual Meeting in January 2020.

NJAWR AWARDS: deadline October 31, 2019

NJAWR Awards for Achievement in Wildlife Rehabilitation

The New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (NJAWR) welcomes nominations for two awards to recognize members of the state’s wildlife rehabilitation community for their outstanding contributions to the field: the NJAWR Lifetime Achievement Award and the NJAWR Rising Star Award. Nominees need not be members of NJAWR to qualify.

The NJAWR Lifetime Achievement Award is given to recognize and honor an individual who has made a significant, longtime personal and professional commitment to wildlife rehabilitation and has made a major contribution to the field in our state or region for many years.

Past Lifetime Achievement Awardees:
Jeanne Woodford
Hannah Suthers
Len Soucy
Karen Dashfield
Tracy Leaver
Diane Nickerson

The NJAWR Rising Star Award is given to recognize and encourage an individual who has demonstrated significant dedication, engagement, and promise as a relatively new member of the wildlife rehabilitation community in our state or region.

Past Rising Star Awardees:
Amy Shivers
Lori Swanson
​Nicole Golden​
Katy Bungay
Heather Freeman
Melissa Anahory

To nominate someone for one of these awards, please fill out and return the completed NJAWR Award Nomination Form to:

NJAWR Nominations
c/o Adriana Manchen
1748 River Rd
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Nominations may also be submitted by email to: membership@njawr.com.
All nominations must be received by October 31, 2019.

Winners will be announced at the NJAWR Annual Meeting in January 2020.

The Spotted Lanternfly Invasion

spotted lanternfly adult
The adult form of the Spotted Lanternfly with its wings expanded (dorsal view) from the PDA.

Southeastern Pennsylvania is currently dealing with the invasive Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), and New Jersey residents need to prepare for the incoming invasion. Three New Jersey counties are already under quarantine as a result. The quarantined counties in New Jersey are Hunterdon, Mercer, and Warren.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has a wealth of information on the Spotted Lanternfly invasion including what to look for and where to report sightings.

Lateral spotted lanternfly
The adult form of the Spotted Lanternfly with its wings closed (lateral view) from the PDA.

In short, the Spotted Lanternfly is from China and has been brought over to the United States by humans. Since the United States hosts many non-native plants from China, the Spotted Lanternfly has been able to successfully survive in the area. Specifically, the Spotted Lanternfly has a preference for a tree commonly called the Tree of Heaven. It is advised that this tree species be removed entirely or be treated to prevent the Spotted Lanterfly from spreading. Even if you do not have a Tree of Heaven on your property, you should still become familiar with the various life stages of the Spotted Lanternfly in case it should come to your area.

It is important for New Jersey residents traveling to and from the quarantine areas to check their vehicles and personal items for the Spotted Lanternfly and their eggs to reduce accidental transportation of the invasive species.

PA quarantine area in relation to NJ
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) quarantine area of Pennsylvania counties with confirmed presence of Spotted Lanternfly highlighted against New Jersey.

Invasive species in general pose many threats to their introduced habitat. As for the Spotted Lanternfly the current focus is on protecting valuable agriculture including cultivated grapes and plant nurseries. However, it is also important to fight this invasion because of the potential detrimental effects that the Spotted Lanternfly could have on local wildlife.

Please become aware of the Spotted Lanternfly invasion and report all sightings immediately.