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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.



    20th Anniversary Annual Members Meeting

Join the Movement!
November 28

We all enjoy the benefits of having America’s First Urban Refuge in our backyard. But have you thought about giving back to the Refuge?

Donations to FOHR directly support events and activities that help to fund the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. #GivingTuesday is a great way to show your support.

 This giving season, FOHR is seeking funds to sustain our student field trip busing program. Your tax deductible donation can help to provide urban children growing up in an essentially concrete environment, a chance to discover nature, and to inspire them to become sorely needed advocates for a sustainable environmental future as they mature. Please consider making a donation to FOHR on #GivingTuesday!

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 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.



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

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

Telephone: (215) 365-3118