|Friends of Anahuac Refuge
Mini Gator Tales
Saturday, February 28, 9am-noon, meet near the VIS
A volunteer workday has been scheduled for Saturday, February 28. Volunteers will be helping build bird perches to be used in the Rookery at the Skillern Tract and also doing some landscape work in and around the Butterfly Garden. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. The Butterfly Garden is one of the first places refuge visitors see and home to native plant species on the refuge, so keeping it clean is important! Click here for more event information and to register.
A second volunteer workday has been scheduled for Saturday, March 28. Another announcement will be sent before the event.
Audubon Texas / FOAR Monthly Bird Survey
Saturday, March 7, 9am-noon, meet near the VIS
Black-bellied Plover photo taken by Colin Shields at Anahuac NWRThe next monthly bird survey hosted by Audubon Texas and the Friends will take place on Saturday, March 7. Attendees will be helping count birds and record information to be used by refuge staff and Audubon Texas. No experience necessary. Click here for more information and to register.
Save the Date!
**FOAR Member Appreciation Event**
Saturday, March 21, 2015FOAR will be hosting a members only event in March. It is a thank you to all of our generous members. More details will be sent out and posted soon on our website. We hope you can make it!
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National Wildlife Refuge System News
Budget Increased Proposed for USFWS in 2016
USFWS staff leading environmental education at Anahuac NWR; USFWS
Big news from the White House this month as the President has proposed a significant budget increase of more than $100 million for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in 2016.
Check out the details here
Buy a Book About the Refuge...
to Support the Refuge!
The 50th anniversary books are for sale at the Visitor Center and Visitor Information Station as well as online on our book project page. The book tells the story of the Anahuac NWR's 50th year through photographs and writing all done by volunteers. Profits from book sales go back to the Friends to pay for refuge projects.
Don't Forget to Renew Your Membership!
Don't forget to renew your membership online via PayPal or by check in the mail. When renewing, we also encourage you to receive our full quarterly newsletter, Gator Tales, electronically. It saves trees, saves us printing costs, and gets you access to more content.