Friends of Heinz Refuge (FOHR) is engaged in a wide diversity of projects, programs, and services which serve to raise awareness of and support for John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia, as well as the National Wildlife Refuge System and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
Gift for Wildlife
all enjoy the benefits of having America’s First
Urban Refuge in our backyard. What a gem! Did you
know that FOHR membership dues and donations
directly support events and activities that help to
fund the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge?
The Refuge has so much to offer throughout the
year. Perhaps you’ve enjoyed some of the many events
and activities offered, such as the Philly Fall
Nature Fest, bird and plant walks, or the Groundhog
Day Festival. Perhaps you’ve enjoyed the wildlife
that calls Heinz Refuge home. But have you thought
about giving back to the Refuge either through a
monetary donation to FOHR or a volunteer effort?
It’s not too late! We know how easy it is to get
caught up in our daily lives, especially around the
holidays. Luckily, becoming a member of FOHR takes
less than 5 minutes and is very affordable! You can
support Heinz Refuge by visiting our website at
to become a member now.
Of course, we
gratefully accept donations of any denomination.
Visit our website at http://www.friendsofheinzrefuge.org/donate.htm
to donate. We understand that everyone’s financial
situation is unique, and encourage you to donate in
the amount that is right for you.
Join the movement on #GivingTuesday
– November 29th. We have Black Friday, Cyber
Monday, and now Giving Tuesday. Let’s give back to
our community, that day or any day - every little
Not everyone who enjoys what the
Refuge has to offer is able to make a monetary gift.
Would you like to give the gift of your time
instead? There are so many ways to volunteer! This
year FOHR has a need for volunteers who are able to
assist with a variety of activities. From planning
our 20th Anniversary Celebration to volunteering in
our store - the ideas are limitless, but we need
your help to give these ideas wings.
would like to volunteer to help with a specific
event, activity or committee, please email us at
Info@friendsofheinzrefuge.org. Someone will get
back to you soon with details of how giving some of
your time will help to make a meaningful impact on
You and your support are what
makes the Friends of Heinz Refuge a stronger
advocate for the Refuge. If each person contributes
a little bit, together we accomplish so much.
you in advance for taking the time out of your busy
day to become a member, a volunteer, or both!
Thank you for your gift for wildlife!
NEWS:20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION(s)
Friends of Heinz Refuge (FOHR) is planning our 20th year
anniversary celebration(s). We want to form a
committee whose purpose is to plan and execute a
20th year anniversary celebration(s) to
be remembered. If you are interested in
volunteering to ACTIVELY participate in this
Historic event, please send an email to the address
below since we want to start committee work in
NEWS:SCHOOL BUS FUNDING AVAILABLE
The Friends of Heinz Refuge (FOHR) are excited to announce that we have created a new Field Trip
Busing Grant Program through which area teachers and schools may request funding assistance to
cover some or all of the busing costs associated with student field trips. Beginning with the
commencement of the school year 2014-2015, we invite area teachers to download the the application. After the form has been completed, including all the required signatures, it can be submitted to us either
by mail: PO Box 333, Folcroft, PA 19032-0333 (Attention Education Committee), or through our website
email – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that part of the application process requires
teachers to contact the refuge Erika_scarborough@fws.gov for additional instructions and to reserve
their trip date. FOHR’s education committee will meet monthly and will review
then, with notice of grant approvals being sent immediately after approval.
NEWS: 2016 FRIENDS OF HEINZ REFUGE ANNUAL REPORT
The Friends of Heinz Refuge 2016 Annual Report is now available for
download (PDF). Read it to learn more about FOHR's accomplisments over the past year, as we've continued to work to support the Heinz Refuge.