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 findrefuge events, wildlife sightings, maps, our newsletter, and much more!
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!
June 15- Registration has closed for Summer Day Camp at Anahuac NWR. Campers will get hands on experience with plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and wetlands.
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.
April 30- FOAR's Big Sit team observed over 80 species of birds from the Rookery overlook on the Skillern Tract on April 27th despite the windy conditions and a thunderstorm in the area during the day.A big thanks to the team!