Friends of Heinz Refuge (FOHR) engages in an array of projects, programs, and services in support of John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia.
Heinz Refuge protects the largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania, and hosts several state-endangered wildlife species within nearly 1,000 acres of wetlands, woodlands, creek and water impoundment.
Situated on the southwest edge of Philadelphia, a few meters away from the Philadelphia International Airport, Heinz Refuge is truly an urban oasis for people, plants and animals. Refuge programs and activities engage thousands of urban residents, many of whom have little other opportunity to connect with nature.
Friends of Heinz Refuge flagship initiatives include: Trail Tamers and Weed Warriors Volunteer Service, Volunteer-guided Bird and Nature Walks every weekend, Childrens Pollinator Garden, the Big Sit, Wildlife Photography Group, Annual Photo Contest, founding partner in Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition.