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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.


Weed Warrior Training 

Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

It's on! The 2017 Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is now underway. Students from grades K-12 across the country study waterfowl and waterfowl habitat as part of the Junior Duck Stamp educational program. They demonstrate what they've learned by creating drawings or paintings of a waterfowl species and submitting the artwork to their state competition. The "Best of Show" from each state is submitted to the federal contest; one image will be selected to grace the face of the 2017-2018 Junior Duck Stamp.

The deadline for the state contests is March 15th. John Heinz NWR is the state coordinator for Pennsylvania. Art Contest entries, along with a completed entry form, should be submitted to Heinz Refuge by March 15.

Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19153

For more information and the entry form, please visit:

On March 18th, the Refuge will host the state judging and additional programming related to the Junior Duck Stamp contest. Come see the wonderful artwork created by Pennsylvania's young wildlife artists!



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 December, 2016




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