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South Jersey Gas Awards Grant to Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

FOLSOM, N.J., May 4, 2017 – South Jersey Gas is helping the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge with a $2,800 grant for window film treatments at its Nature Center in Medford to protect birds from injury.
The special film is necessary to make the facility’s glass more visible to birds, which are only capable of seeing the reflection of the surrounding habitat. Once installed, birds that live around Cedar Run’s 171-acre property will be deterred from flying into windows, preventing injury and possible death. The Audubon Society estimates over one hundred million birds die every year in collisions with structures.
“South Jersey Gas is passionate about its focus on environmental protection,” said Dave Robbins, president of South Jersey Gas. “We are pleased that our contribution can protect and preserve the wildlife that makes up Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.”
In addition to its Nature Center and public education initiatives serving 40,000 students annually through on-site and outreach programs, Cedar Run operates a hospital facility that cares for more than 4,000 injured, orphaned, or displaced native, wild animals each year. Grants from South Jersey Gas over the years have supported energy efficiency upgrades to the hospital and general programming.
“We've thoroughly enjoyed and are thankful for our working relationship with South Jersey Gas,” said Jeanne Gural, executive director of Cedar Run. “The people that make up the company are dedicated to helping the communities in southern New Jersey.”

SJG President and Cedar Wildlife Refuge senior educator pose with check
Dave Robbins, president of South Jersey Gas, presents Erin Rounds, senior educator at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, and Squam, the Barred Owl, with a grant for a special window film that will deter birds from flying into the center’s windows.

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