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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.


Attention Holiday Shoppers!

AmazonSmileShopping at this holiday season? Don’t forget to support the Friends of Heinz Refuge while shopping! Shop at and Amazon will donate to FOHR.

Our very own gift shop, Tinicum Treasures, has a wonderful selection of T-shirts, mugs, jewelry and other items for your holiday gift needs! FOHR members receive a discount on every purchase.

Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 16 at 8 AM

Be a citizen scientist! All are welcome to join Debbie Beer at the Christmas Bird Count, an international holiday tradition to count birds for conservation. You can contribute to one of the longest-running bird counts in the country! The walk will begin at 8 AM at the Visitors Center,
 and finish around 11 AM. Warm layers and boots are recommended.

Groundhog Day Festival

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