Our Mission

Our mission is to support, preserve, promote, and enhance Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
and its use for recreational, educational, and scientific research purposes.

About Us

The Friends of Anahuac Refuge (FOAR) is a volunteer run, 501(c)(3) non-profit, advocacy organization supporting Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.  



The Friends have contributed tens of thousands of volunteers hours to the refuge and have completed numerous projects over the years.  Since being established in 1997, the Friends has served as a link between the refuge and community. 



Our members range from local residents who regularly visit the refuge to travelers from all over the world who come to see the refuge.  Our News and Events pages provide the latest information about recent happenings and future events on the refuge.

Barry Hatch

Robert McMurry

Our History

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 along the eastern shores of Galveston Bay near Houston, TX. It's purpose is 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 (FOAR). A year later, we were incorporated as a 501(c)3 and have been serving the refuge and the community since that time. Explore our website to find refuge events, wildlife sightings, maps, photos, and more...

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