Mar 3- About 25 volunteers helped put new plants in the Butterfly Garden and in a demonstration prairie south of the Willows Trail on last Saturday's work day. Additionally, a few volunteers helped moved items from the temporary VIS into the new VIS to prepare for its upcoming opening. Volunteers enjoyed lunch provided by Samson Energy. Thanks to all who came out!
Do you know a college student or recent graduate looking to get visitor services experience at Anahuac NWR? FOAR will be bringing in a Student Conservation Association intern this summer to work in the VIS and VC
. For more info and to apply, check out the SCA website
The spring edition of the Gator Tales newsletter is now available. Read about our new board members and articles about some of our recent activities. Check it out here
Looking for a unique opportunity to see wildlife on the refuge? Attend one of FOAR's Rail Walks on the refuge this spring. Check out dates and more information here
Feb 14- FOAR Secretary David Sarkozi presented birds of Anahuac NWR to Houston Sierra Club members on February 13 in Houston. Attendees will be "flocking" to the Refuge to see the birds in real life!
Jan 26- FOAR held their Annual Membership meeting on January 25 in Anahuac. The event had over 80 attendees and guests. At the meeting, members nominated and approved new board members Gene Campbell and David Hanson to replace retiring board members Carolyn and Tommy Harris. Rose Bolt was also voted as FOAR's new treasurer. Additionally, members voted to change the renewal date from January 1 to one year from the joining date.
FOAR President Matt Jackson, Anahuac NWR Manager Jimmy Laurent, and Book Project Leader Cindi Barrett gave presentations about our accomplishments in the past year and what to look forward to in 2014. Dinner from Gator Junction BBQ was provided by Samson Energy.
Jan 24- Last year, FOAR set a goal to raise $50,000 during Anahuac NWR's 50th year for several projects throughout the year. We are pleased to announce that we reached that goal and then some! Donations and membership dues last year totaled over $75,000 last year. Thank you everyone who made this accomplishment possible!
Be one of the first to obtain copies of Anahuac NWR's 50th Anniversary book this spring. Send an email here
to put your name on the list to receive one of the first copies. The book is a photographic narrative of the the refuge's 50th year. Over 30 photographers submitted over 6,000 photos of the refuge in 2013. Visit the book project page
for more information.