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The Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge is an independent, non-profit organization established in the spring of 2009. Our Mission is to
- Promote awareness of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
- Foster public understanding, appreciation and support of the Refuge, and the entire NWR system
- Advocate for the conservation and protection of the wildlife, plants and their habitats in our communities for the benefit of current and future generations.
About the Cape May National Wildlife RefugeThe Refuge was established as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System in 1989. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has acquired about 11,500 acres already, and the Refuge continues to grow. Ultimately, it will protect 21,200 acres of precious wildlife habitat in the Cape May Peninsula. With only five full-time staff, they need the help of Friends!CMNWR is comprised of three divisions. The Great Cedar Swamp Division is in the northern end of the Refuge in Dennis and Upper Townships.The Delaware Bay Division is located in Middle Township and extends along five miles of Delaware Bay . Bayshore, salt marsh, wet and dry forests, vernal pools and grasslands are found in this division.The Two Mile Beach Unit is a barrier island with beachfront, tidal ponds and maritime forest in Lower Township.
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