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

National Wildlife Refuge Week
October 12-18, 2014

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

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.

FOAR Info Video
Video courtesy of Digital Media Dept at UHCL

Upcoming Events
01 Nov 2014 10:00 AM • Baytown Nature Center
04 Nov 2014 6:30 PM • TCP NWR Complex Office
02 Dec 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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