Adopt a Creek Critter



Funds go to the Patcong Creek Foundation to continue our stewardship efforts.

Symbolic Adoptions Include:

1) A certificate with the name of the “foster” parent
2) Photograph of your critter species with fun facts
​3) Ability to tell us what you named your critter so we can post it on this web page

Thank you for your support of

New Jersey Endangered Species

& New Jersey Threatened Species

Adopt a Bald Eagle

We have a pair of Eagles that nest along Patcong Creek. They are frequently seen flying above the creek or nesting in the hardwood trees along the upland areas.


Adopt a Yellow-Crowned ​Night Heron

Populations declined throughout the 1980s. Habitat loss and degradation continues to threaten these beautiful birds.

New Jersey Estuary

Indicator Species


Adopt a Muskrat

Healthy muskrat populations require healthy marsh habitats. Disturbed marsh areas and environmental pollution will decline populations—showing there is a bigger problem.


Adopt a Blue Crab

Blue Crabs are our pride and joy. They are the reason we started this foundation to protect the Patcong Creek—a place they love to call home.

Fill Out the Form to Adopt Your Creek Critter











Patcong Creek Foundation Foster Heroes and their Critters

Foster’s name: Lisa Bender
Foster’s Hometown: Somers Point, NJ
Creek Critter: Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Critter’s name: Goldie


Foster’s name: Ron Meischker
Foster’s Hometown: Somers Point, NJ
Creek Critter: Blue Crab
Critter’s name: Claws

Adopt A Critter to be listed here.

Patcong Creek Foundation

Patcong Creek Foundation is a 501c3 Nonprofit corporation dedicated to protecting the Patcong Creek—a precious natural resource in Southern New Jersey. We promote stewardship of Patcong Creek through ​education and community service. Join us as a member and support our cause.