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

Birding Workshop Scheduled
at Anahuac NWR
Nov 18- FOAR is partnering with Audubon for the Texas Estuarine Resource Network (T.E.R.N.) to help survey waterbirds on the refuge. The first workshop will occur on Monday, Dec 15 at 9am at the Visitor Center. Click here for more information.

Check Out Highlights from
National Wildlife Refuge Week
Across the Country
Oct 19- National Wildlife Refuge Week wrapped up on Saturday. It is a week dedicated to promoting refuges across the country. Click here to see highlights and photos from the National Wildlife Refuge Association across the country.

FOAR Reaches Out to Community
at Gatorfest and Rice Festival
Oct 9- FOAR volunteers spoke to festival goers at Gatorfest in Anahuac and Rice Festival in Winnie. Thousands of people attend these events which offers excellent opportunities to speak to the public about the refuge.

Volunteers Help Clean
Butterfly Garden
Oct 5- Over 20 volunteers lent a hand to the refuge on Saturday, September 27 to help clear weeds and trim back plants around the Butterfly Garden. The area is next to old VIS and often one of the first places on the refuge people visit. Weeds overtake native plants that attract migrating butterflies and hummingbirds. Thanks to everybody who helped!

Fall 2014 Refuge Hunting
Information Now Available
Sept 9- USFWS has released this season's hunting information brochures and permits for the Texas Chenier Plain Refuges. Click on each refuge below for the document.

Fall Gator Tales Now Available

Sept 8- Check out the fall issues of our newsletter, Gator Tales, here. Topics include:
-President's Message
-Refuge Manager Report
-Nature Store Update
-Special Visitors
-Summer Highlights
-Upcoming Events
-Hunting Information
FOAR Info Video
Video courtesy of Digital Media Dept at UHCL

Upcoming Events
02 Dec 2014 6:30 PM • TCP NWR Complex Office
13 Dec 2014 9:00 AM • Anahuac NWR-Hunter Check Station
15 Dec 2014 • Anahuac NWR Visitor Center

Other News

18 Nov 2014 9:30 AM • Anonymous
11 Nov 2014 12:00 PM • Anonymous
23 Oct 2014 5:00 PM • Anonymous
21 Oct 2014 10:00 AM • Anonymous
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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