- Much of the land in the John Heinz Refuge is former tidal wetland altered by diking, dredging or filling. The highly disturbed condition of the area presents a unique opportunity to restore former wetlands and preserve remaining ones. More than 280 species of birds have been seen in the area of the refuge, with over 85 known to nest. The refuge is an important resting and feeding area for birds during the spring and fall migrations. he marsh is one of the few places in Pennsylvania where the red-bellied turtle and southern leopard frog can be found. Boating, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing are enjoyed by many visitors each year.
Located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Exit off I-95 at the Airport Exit. (Coming from the south) turn left onto SR 291. Make a left at the first light onto Bartram Avenue. Travel to the 3rd light and make another left onto 84th Street. At the second light, make a left onto Lindbergh Boulevard. About two blocks down will be the NWR on the right.
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