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, photos, & our newsletter, and much more!   

Recent News

Local High Schools Students Helping Environmental Studies at Anahuac NWR

Nov 15- Local high school students assisted with invertebrate research this fall at Anahuac NWR. Click here for the story.

National Wildlife Refuge Week at Texas Chenier Plain Refuges

October 13-17, 2015

Oct 7- Come out to the refuge next week for National Wildlife Refuge Week. There will be events at the refuge office and in Houston. Click here for more information.

Fall Schedule of Events

Aug 31- Fall is always a busy season for FOAR. There are lots of volunteer opportunities at outreach events and workdays. Click on each event to go to our event page for more information and to sign up as a volunteer.

Saturday-Sunday, 9/12-9/13

Texas Gatorfest

Saturday, 9/19

FOAR Volunteer Workday

Saturday, 9/26

Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup Day

Friday-Saturday, 10/2-10/3

Winnie Rice Festival

Saturday, 10/17

Bike Around the Bay

Buffalo Bayou Kid's Day

Saturday, 11/7
Baytown Nurture Nature Festival 

2015-2016 Waterfowl Hunt Information 

Aug 30- Hunting information for Anahuac, McFaddin, and Texas Point NWR's is now available. You can view them online by clicking on each refuge below.

 Anahuac NWR
East Unit Map
McFaddin NWR
 Texas Point NWR

2015 Federal Duck Stamps For Sale at Anahuac NWR

June 29- This year's Federal Duck Stamp is now available for purchase for $25. Of that purchase, $24.50 directly funds acquisition and protection of wetland habitat in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Duck stamps are required for all waterfowl hunters in Texas. They can be purchased at in the main refuge office on FM 563 Monday-Friday during regular hours (they are not sold in either of the FOAR nature stores). They can also be purchased from most sports equipment retailers or online. Visit the USFWS Duck Stamp webpage for more information.

FOAR Info Video
Video courtesy of Digital Media Dept at UHCL

Upcoming Events
08 Dec 2015 6:30 PM • TCP NWR Complex Office

Other News

16 Nov 2015 12:00 PM • Anonymous
19 Jun 2015 5:00 PM • Anonymous
08 Jun 2015 9:00 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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