Heinz: A Virtual National Wildlife Refuge

An enthusiastic Heinz Wildlife guide describes how crayfish provide food for the elegant wading birds like herons and egrets that abound the refuge.  Online programs start at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
An enthusiastic Heinz Wildlife guide describes how crayfish provide food for the elegant wading birds like herons and egrets that abound the refuge. Online programs start at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Trails are open; great educational programs are online!

The Heinz National Wildlife has many firsts.  The first urban National Refuge, of course.  Now, it has uniquely become a virtual refuge during the Covid-19 crisis! 

“It has been quite a challenge these last couple of months,” advises its dedicated Refuge Managing Director Lamar Gore. “We are not scheduling any onsite activities.  However, we have ramped up online programming, running them every Tuesday and Thursday.”

Not available are the Refuge parking lot, Visitor Center, and Outdoor areas, according to the Heinz website.  Visitors may access trails via the Eastwick Trail right next to the front gate at 8601 Lindbergh Blvd.

The refuge is going virtual! Find a full schedule of digital programs on the Calendar of Events page or the JHNWR Facebook events calendar. Head to the JHNWR Facebook Live page to join nature programs live every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and find past videos on the JHNWR Facebook video page!

For more information, visit the website:  www.fws.gov/refuge/John_Heinz or check out: www.facebook.com/johnheinznwr/

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