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John Heinz
National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA   19153
E-mail: William_Buchanan@fws.gov
Phone Number: 215-365-3118
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
The Cusano Environmental Education Center, opened in early 2001, has greatly increased refuge capabilities in environmental education already reaching hundreds of teachers, over 6,000 students and the public in general, each year.

Fishing is permitted all year. There are impoundments, a freshwater tidal creek and several deeper open areas that empty into the Delaware River. A valid Pennsylvania fishing license is required by all over the age of 16 years old.

Hunting is not permitted.

The new Cusano Environmental Education Center (CEEC)along with outdoor signage, volunteer naturalist led weekend walks and various special programs all year provide a solid foundation for interpreting the Heinz Refuge.

Wildlife Observation
The refuge, with over 10 miles of trails, several blinds, boardwalks and observation tower provide excellent observational and photographic opportunities. The refuge, set against the Philadelphia skyline, is a great study in contrast for photographers and artists of all mediums.

The refuge gates are open everyday from 8AM to sunset.

The Cusano Environmental Education Center (visitor center) is open everday from 8:30AM to 4PM.

Entrance Fees
There is no entrance fee at the John Heinz Refuge.

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