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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.


he Groundhog Day Festival is Coming!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

This year is our 10th Annual Groundhog Day Festival! Come out of your winter burrow and join us for the celebration. Will Tinicum Tim, our resident weather-prognosticating groundhog, see his shadow and herald in six more weeks of winter? How do animals survive the winter? What tools do scientists use to predict the weather? Find out the answer at the Groundhog Day Festival! Food, music, crafts, guided walks, and more. Free! Guided walks will begin at 9 am. The Groundhog Burrow Parade will begin at 12:30 pm. Family fun for all!

 FOHR is happy to consider grant applications submitted by educators for busing cost assistance. FOHR’s bus fund is an annual program. Applications will be considered on a “first come – first serve” basis until all bus funds have been expended. NOTE: All anticipated field trips must be booked by the refuge prior to submitting an application. Please be sure to include bus company information including contact information and anticipated cost.

To apply for the bus fund, please click this link.




The Friends of Heinz Refuge 2018 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.



FOHR mailing address: PO Box 333, Folcroft PA 19032-0333.

Heinz Refuge address: 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia PA 19153.

Telephone: (215) 365-3118