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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.


Come discover the butterflies of the Refuge! The annual Tinicum Butterfly Count will be held on Saturday, July 20. Led by butterfly walk leader Cliff Hence, the count will start at the Visitors Center at 9 AM. Butterfly enthusiasts of all levels are welcome!

The Tinicum Count is part of the North American Butterfly Association’s July 4th Butterfly Count Program. Each year volunteers count butterflies during the summer to learn more about the diversity of these insects across the country. Join us and make a contribution to butterfly science! Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Binoculars can be borrowed from the front desk before the walk. No registration required.

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 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