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Board of Commissioners Cum. Co.
Natural lands
EAGLE FESTIVAL 2022
Virtual & Live
Virtual Weekdays, with Presentations
and
Weekend, with Viewing Stations, Walks and Keynote Speaker

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2022 Eagle Fest 2022 Craig Terry
Photo by Craig Terry
Virtual Presentations:
All attendees should register for the virtual presentations
in order to receive the link to participate.

To sign up for individual talks, please click the links below.

Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation email and
the Zoom link to the corresponding presentation.
KICKING OFF THE FESTIVAL
TUESDAY NIGHT
Barred owl Pat Wolesky
BARRED OWLS
WHO COOKED FOR ME
with
Jane Morton Galetto
CU Maurice River

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
at 6:30 p.m.

The Maurice River and its tributaries, and the great forests that surround them, are perfect habitat for barred owls. Learn all about them in this virtual presentation.
BACK TO BACK PRESENTATIONS
THURSDAY NIGHT #1
Tat Star Glades
WINGS OVER THE GLADES

with
Debbie Beer
Director of Volunteer Engagement
Natural Lands

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
at 6:30 p.m.

At Glades Wildlife Refuge, the rhythm of the natural world flows through vast tidal marshes, wooded uplands, and beaches along the Delaware Bay. Find out more -
BACK TO BACK PRESENTATIONS
THURSDAY NIGHT #2
Pond Creek Restoration
DEP's POND CREEK
RESTORATION PROJECT
Higbee Beach, Lower Cape May

with
Melissa Woerner, NJ Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Planner

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
at 7:30 p.m.

This presentation will highlight the upcoming Pond Creek Marsh Restoration at Higbee Beach WMA, including information on project goals, site history, design process, and recreational elements. The area is recognized as critical stopover habitat for migratory birds. However, the marsh is currently choked off from the tide which has diminished ecological function and caused degradation of habitat.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
S shinned foot P Napier
THE CAPE MAY RAPTOR BANDING PROJECT

with
Paul Napier, President of the Cape May Raptor Banding Project

Saturday, February 5th, 2022
at 6:30 p.m.

Paul's presentation will cover a brief history, some impressive Project statistics, an overview of the intern program, how the Project contributes to science research, and portraits and facts about the raptors banded. There will be lots of great close-up photographs.
More detailed descriptions of talks can be accessed on this PDF.
Viewing Stations:
These locations will have interpreters:
Turkey Point - road's end
and
Beaver Dam Boat Rentals - Route 553
Other viewing sites will be self-guided
Bayshore center bivalve
Bayshore Center In
Bivalve
Soup In Museum
Soup-er Fest
open 11a.m. - 3p.m.
Eat In or Take Out
The Museum Will Be Open
2800 High Street, Port Norris
BCB Build a bird


Free Kids Activities.
Warm up with some soup.
Tour the museum.
Shop Local Vendors.





The A.J. Meerwald
and
New Jersey's Oyster Industry

A new book on sale at the Bayshore Center!

Be sure to check it out.




Public Restrooms will be Available.
Guided Walks:
In order to manage group sizes better,
registration is required for all walks and presentations.

To register for guided walks, please click the links below.
TURKEY POINT BIRDING WALK

with
Mary Watkins
Cape May Bird Observatory/
CU Maurice River
Saturday, February 5th, 2022
at 8:00 a.m.


Enjoy a walk along the marshes of Turkey Point Road.
MARSH RESTORATION
AND WILDLIFE

with
Jane Morton Galetto
CU Maurice River
Saturday, February 5th, 2022
at 9:30 a.m.

Walk the dikes of the PSEG restoration site at Berrytown Rd. with Jane Morton Galetto, looking for signs of wildlife and understanding the restoration process.
RAPTORS AND MORE

with
Tony Klock and Kathy Michel
CU Maurice River/
Bayshore Center at Bivalve
Saturday February 5th, 2022

at 11:00 a.m.
and
1:00 p.m.

Explore the Commercial Township restoration area across from the Bayshore Center in Bivalve.
To sign up for the 11:00 a.m. walk,
click the button directly below.

To sign up for the 1:00 p.m. walk,
click the button directly below.
Garrison Property Cheryl JMG
NATURAL LANDS
GARRISON PROPERTY
with
Brian Johnson
of Natural Lands
Saturday February 5th, 2022
at 10:00 a.m.

This relatively new purchase by Natural Lands has a host of habitats and lots of wide paths. Join Brian, who conducts the wildlife management on Natural Lands South Jersey properties, for an exploratory walk.
Eagle fest eagle trail
NATURAL LANDS
EAGLE TRAIL

with
Steve Eisenhauer
of Natural Lands
Saturday February 5th, 2022
at 1:00 p.m.

Learn the wonderful history of Eagle Restoration in New Jersey at the site that was central to the success story.



Many thanks to our partners who helped to make this year's Eagle Festival 2022 possible!
CU ON THE RIVER
CONTACT US

CU MAURICE RIVER OFFICE
(856) 300-5331

Jane Morton Galetto
Board President

Karla Rossini
Executive Director

Jamie Warner
Program Manager


Doreen Homan
Membership, Events, and Office Manager

Meghan Thompson
Assistant Office Manager

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