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 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

Fall Volunteer Opportunities

Sept 4- Outreach at local festivals continues to be one of our best ways to promote the refuge and educate the public. 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

There will also be a volunteer workday at the Refuge in the Butterfly Garden on Saturday, Sept. 27. Click here to go to the event page for more details. Lunch will be provided!

Check out our Calendar for dates and times for all of our events.

50 Years of the Wilderness Act
and Land & Water Cons. Fund
Sept 3- Wednesday, Sept 3 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the Land & Water Conservation Fund. Both have been protecting undeveloped lands and growing the National Wildlife Refuge System for the past half century. Click here to read more about it from the National Wildlife Refuge Association and here from the USFWS.

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!

FOAR Info Video
Video courtesy of Digital Media Dept at UHCL

Upcoming Events
27 Sep 2014 9:00 AM • Anahuac NWR Visitor Information Station
03 Oct 2014 • Winnie, TX
07 Oct 2014 6:30 PM • TCP NWR Complex Office

Other News

03 Sep 2014 5:00 PM • Anonymous
20 Aug 2014 5:00 PM • Anonymous
19 Jun 2014 12:00 PM • Anonymous
15 May 2014 5:00 PM • 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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