ATTN NJAWR MEMBERS: Join us for our annual meeting

All NJAWR members are invited to attend our annual meeting on January 27th, 2018 at 10am at Mercer County Wildlife Center. We will discuss accomplishments from 2018, goals for 2019, 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 27th!

LECTURE: NJ Turtles by La’Toya Latney, DVM, Dipl. ECZM (ZHM), DABVP

JOIN NJAWR FOR A LECTURE BY
La’Toya Latney, DVM, Dipl. ECZM (ZHM), DABVP
Native New Jersey Turtle Identification and Triage for Short-term Care

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 1pm – 3pm

Location:
Medford United Methodist Church
2 Hartford Road
Medford, NJ 08055

NJAWR Member Cost: FREE
Non-member Cost: $15.00
Registration deadline is January 22, 2019

Turtles are amazing! They pre-date dinosaurs and have not had to heavily evolve because they have the most magnificent piece of Mother Nature’s architecture, the shell. In North America we have one of the largest varieties of chelonians of any continent. New Jersey native species are predominantly fresh-water terrapins and terrestrial turtles. According to the New Jersey Division Fish and Wildlife, there are 13 native species, which include box & water turtles (Emydidae), mud and musk turtles (Kinosternidae), one snapping turtle species (Chelydridae), one softshell turtle (Trionychidae) and a critically endangered species, North America’s smallest species, and your state turtle, the bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii). In this lecture, we will review how to identify native NJ species and how to provide temporary, cost-effective housing pending transport to a licensed turtle wildlife rehabilitator. A hand-out will be provided, which will empower you to be a part of the recovery process for injured turtles.

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 Roundtable

NJAWR Roundtable

Date: December 9, 2018
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 is December 2, 2018

For registration: email Jane Rakos-Yates at jrakosyates@gmail.com by December 2, 2018.

Not a member? No problem! Become a member today and join us on the 9th!

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SAVE THE DATE: NJAWR Roundtable

NJAWR Roundtable

Date: December 9, 2018
Time: 12pm – 3pm

Location:
Raptor Trust
1390 White Bridge Road
Millington, NJ 07946

NJAWR Member Cost: FREE
Non-member Cost: $10.00
Registration deadline is TBD

Please stay tuned for more updates and save the date!

LECTURE: Wildlife SOS by Diane Nickerson

JOIN NJAWR FOR A LECTURE by 
DIANE NICKERSON, Director of Mercer County Wildlife Center, Titusville, NJ
WILDLIFE SOS: Help, I found an animal, now what?

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: Noon-2pm

Location: Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Public Hearing Room, 1st floor
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08619

NJAWR Member Cost: FREE
Non-member Cost: FREE
Registration deadline is October 29, 2018

Help, I found an animal! What should I do now?
Does it need my help? How do I know?
How do I safely rescue it? Where do I take it for care?
What is a wildlife rehabilitator and how do I find one?
How do I become a wildlife rehabilitator?
FIND OUT THESE ANSWERS AND MORE…

Diane Nickerson is a wildlife rehabilitator for mammals, birds and reptiles for the last 30 years.

Please note that you must RSVP to attend, as seating is limited.
To RSVP, contact Peter Revilla at 609-292-0399 OR peter.revilla@dep.nj.gov with your first and last name and contact number. Your name will then be on the list when you arrive for the security staff. Please note that the DEP requires anyone entering the building to have one form of identification.

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The New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (NJAWR) is a non-profit organization that serves as a resource for information and educational opportunities for wildlife rehabilitators and individuals in related fields.

PARKING FOR DEP:
Station Plaza Parking Garage, “Nexus”, is a pay lot located at 50 Yard Avenue, Trenton, NJ (GPS address).

There is also street parking close to DEP building with pay parking meters on: South Clinton Avenue, East State Street, West Canal Street and Armory Drive.

DEP Parking info

NJAWR SCHOLARSHIPS: deadline October 31, 2018

The New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (NJAWR) will be awarding scholarships to two NJAWR members for admission reimbursement to one of the following 2019 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 Melissa Anahory 
P.O. Box 5046
Clinton, NJ 08809

Applicants must be current NJAWR members (visit njawr.com to join or renew membership). Applications must be received by October 31, 2018. 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 2019.

NJAWR AWARDS: deadline October 31, 2018

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:
Hannah Suthers
Len Soucy
Karen Dashfield
Tracy Leaver

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:
Lori Swanson
​Nicole Golden​
Katy Bungay
Heather Freeman

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

NJAWR Nominations
c/o Melissa Anahory
P.O. Box 5046
Clinton, NJ 08809

Nominations may also be submitted by email to: membership@njawr.com.
All nominations must be received by October 31, 2018.

Winners will be announced at the NJAWR Annual Meeting in January 2019.

NJAWR AWARDS: deadline February 28, 2018

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:
Hannah Suthers
Len Soucy
Karen Dashfield
Tracy Leaver

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:
Lori Swanson
​Nicole Golden​
Katy Bungay
Heather Freeman

To nominate someone for one of these awards, please fill out and return the completed NJAWR AWARD NOMINATION FORM to:

NJAWR Nominations
c/o Heather Freeman
P.O. Box 5046
Clinton, NJ 08809

Nominations may also be submitted by email to: membership@njawr.com.
All nominations must be received on or before February 28, 2018.

NJAWR SCHOLARSHIP: **Extended** deadline February 7, 2018

The New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (NJAWR) will be awarding scholarships to two NJAWR members for admission reimbursement to one of the following 2018 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 Heather Freeman
P.O. Box 5046
Clinton, NJ 08809

Applicants must be current 2018 NJAWR members (visit njawr.com to join or renew membership). Applications must be received by February 7, 2018. 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!