Volunteers play a huge role at Cape May National Wildlife Refuge - potential assignments include horseshoe crab tagging, invasive plant species removal, greeting visitors, nature walks and trail maintenance. Visit the Get Involved page to learn more about volunteering on the refuge.Get Involved
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Around the Refuge
There are activities for the whole family year-round at Cape May National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, hunting, environmental education, interpretation, wildlife viewing and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn the best places to visit on the refuge.Visitor Activities
The refuge is subject to seasonal variations in weather and temperature and home to biting insects. Be sure to bring insect repellent, sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing. Check out our Plan Your Visit page to learn more.Plan Your Visit
The federally-threatened piping plover is a small, stocky shorebird resembling a sandpiper. They use wide, flat, open, sandy beaches with very little grass or other vegetation. Nesting territories often include small creeks or wetlands. The piping plover breeds on the northern Great Plains, in the Great Lakes, and along the Atlantic coast (Newfoundland to North Carolina); and winters on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts from North Carolina to Mexico, and in the Bahamas West Indies.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Red knot and horseshoe crabs - Virginia Rettig/USFWS.
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2016