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03/14/2023 - For Immediate Release

Cape May, N.J. – When the ospreys return to the South Cape May Meadows Preserve this spring, you can follow a livestream of their nesting journey powered by clean, renewable energy provided by a gift from New Jersey Resources (NJR). A leading energy infrastructure and energy services company, NJR donated a 1.26-kilowatt solar system to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to power the osprey camera and the visitor center. NJR also donated a solar charger where guests can charge their devices while visiting the preserve. The solar panels and charger were installed by ACOS Energy, LLC.   

“New Jersey Resources shares The Nature Conservancy’s commitment to the environment and nature,” said Steve Westhoven, President and CEO of New Jersey Resources.  “With the donation of this solar system, we are pleased to provide clean energy to power the osprey cam and help support the work being done to encourage a greater understanding of our coastal wildlife and protect their natural environment for future generations.”

“The solar panels and device charging station donated by New Jersey Resources for our South Cape May Meadows Preserve showcase clean energy for our many visitors, while also powering our welcome shed and the site’s tech-forward amenities, including an interactive digital kiosk and the streaming osprey webcam,” said Dr. Barbara Brummer, New Jersey State Director of The Nature Conservancy. “This is our most visited preserve in New Jersey, so the setup reaches a lot of people with an important sustainability message.”

Since it was founded in 1951, TNC has been dedicated to protecting the lands and waters that support the rich diversity of plant and animal life, and now works in 76 countries and territories across the globe.

In New Jersey, TNC helped restore the natural harmony of the South Cape May Meadows preserve after years of erosion. Today it boasts healthy dunes, freshwater wetlands, protected beach and abundant wildlife.   

Each spring through early fall, the South Cape May Meadows Preserve nesting platform, now powered by clean energy provided by the solar panels donated by NJR, is live-streamed providing viewers the opportunity to follow the daily lives of the osprey as well as other wildlife that visits the nest.

As a part of its Coastal Climate Initiative, which launched in 2021, NJR has worked closely with TNC to help restore saltwater tidal wetlands in the Barnegat Bay region. In additional to having protective benefits for New Jersey’s coastal communities, which include NJR’s service territory, salt marsh islands help capture carbon from the atmosphere and provide nurturing habitat for innumerable species.


About New Jersey Resources

New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) is a Fortune 1000 company that, through its subsidiaries, provides safe and reliable natural gas and clean energy services, including transportation, distribution, asset management and home services. NJR is composed of five primary businesses:

  • New Jersey Natural Gas, NJR’s principal subsidiary, operates and maintains over 7,700 miles of natural gas transportation and distribution infrastructure to serve more than 570,000 customers in New Jersey’s Monmouth, Ocean, Morris, Middlesex and Burlington counties.
  • NJR Clean Energy Ventures invests in, owns and operates solar projects with a capacity of more than 430 megawatts, providing residential and commercial customers with low-carbon solutions. 
  • NJR Energy Services manages a diversified portfolio of natural gas transportation and storage assets and provides physical natural gas services and customized energy solutions to its customers across North America.
  • Storage & Transportation serves customers from local distributors and producers to electric generators and wholesale marketers through its ownership of Leaf River Energy Center and the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline, as well as our 50 percent equity ownership in the Steckman Ridge natural gas storage facility.
  • NJR Home Services provides service contracts as well as heating, central air conditioning, water heaters, standby generators, solar and other indoor and outdoor comfort products to residential homes throughout New Jersey.

NJR and its more than 1,300 employees are committed to helping customers save energy and money by promoting conservation and encouraging efficiency through Conserve to Preserve® and initiatives such as The SAVEGREEN Project® and The Sunlight Advantage®. For more information about NJR:

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