Company helps fund repairs at Forsythe Refuge

If you love the wild New Jersey shore, you’ve had something to celebrate recently – the reopening of Wildlife Drive at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge! Hurricane Sandy destroyed sections of the drive, which was closed for months for repair. The eight-mile road, a birding destination, was re-opened on April 20.

Sabre Holdings, a global technology company and parent company of Travelocity, did its part to connect travelers with this special place again by donating $10,000 to help fund the repairs.

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Wildlife Drive after repairs were complete. The road had been closed for almost six months after Hurricane Sandy. Credit: USFWS

The donation was made via a gift to The Conservation Fund, and was announced at Sabre’s CEO leadership conference earlier this year. The employees at Sabre hope their gift will help raise awareness and spur others to give to protect and restore places that travelers love to visit.

With more than 100,000 visitors each year, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is a draw for wildlife and people alike.

“As a part of Sabre’s overarching Corporate Responsibility program, we are committed not just to minimizing the environmental impact of our own operations, but also to participating in initiatives that are restorative, and that support travel and tourism,” said Leilani Latimer, Sabre’s senior director of Global Sustainability Initiatives. “Together with The Conservation Fund we are seeking out the very best projects to meet these goals. We are proud to do our small part with this donation to help get Forsythe back on track for travelers and wildlife, and we hope our donation will inspire others to help too.”

Thank you, Sabre Holdings and The Conservation Fund!

Wildlife Drive is now open everyday from sunrise to sunset. There is a $4 per vehicle daily admission fee, or visitors can obtain one of several types of visitor passes at the Visitor Information Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.

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