Friends of Anahuac
National Wildlife Refuge
Est. 1997 Anahuac, TX
To support, preserve, promote,
and enhance Anahuac NWR and its use for
recreational, educational, and scientific research purposes


Who we are


In 1963, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect habitat for migrating waterfowl and songbirds along the upper Texas coast. In 1996, local residents and refuge volunteers created the Friends of Anahuac Refuge. A year later, FOAR was incorporated and has been serving the refuge and the community since that time. Explore our website to find refuge eventswildlife sightingsmaps, our newsletter, and much more!   

Recent News

Fall Outreach Opportunities

August 13- FOAR will be participating in several festivals and events this fall including:
-Anahuac's Gatorfest
-Winnie's Rice Festival
-Houston's Buffalo Bayou Day
-Galveston Bay Foundation's Bike Around the Bay

Check out our Calendar for dates. We are looking for volunteers to represent the Friends at the events. Send us an email or stop by one of our nature stores if you are interested. Outreach at local festivals continues to be one of our best ways to promote the refuge and educate the public.

Summer Day Camp Inspires Youth
August 10- Nearly 30 young naturalists learned about refuge wildlife, habitat, and management strategies at this year's day camp. It was held at the Refuge Visitor Center and sponsored by FOAR. The camp was run by Refuge staff and volunteers.

Family Fishing Day a Success!
June 18- This year's event provided some of the best fishing over the past several years. Just about everybody who cast a line in East Bay came back with a fish! There were also games, crafts, and information booths about the Refuge, Galveston Bay Foundation, and Chambers Wild. The weather was perfect! Hope to see everybody back next year!         

50th Anniversary Book For Sale

May 7- FOAR'S 50th anniversary book of Anahuac NWR is available for purchase at the Visitor Center and Visitor Information Station. You can also order online here and have it shipped to you. 


FOAR Presents 50th Anniversary Book to Chambers County
May 1- FOAR President Matthew Jackson and Board Member Linda Ann Jackson presented copies of the 50th anniversary books to Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia and the County Commissioners at the Commissioner's Court on April 22.  Chambers County helped fund the project.

FOAR Info Video
Video courtesy of Digital Media Dept at UHCL


Upcoming Events
02 Sep 2014 6:30 PM • TCP NWR Complex Office
13 Sep 2014 • Fort Anahuac Park
03 Oct 2014 • Winnie, TX

Other News

Thank you to our community partners and sponsors




 The Friends of Anahuac Refuge is a 501 (c) 3 organization.  Established 1997. Anahuac, TX
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