John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
Over the past few years our team has worked with John Heinz on several projects. We designed and wrapped a trailer that houses equipment for their youth archery program, added some creative camouflage to their observation blinds, and painted two murals in the educational section of their building.
The archery trailer proudly displays illustrations of local pollinators and flora found at the park, which was designed and installed by our team. The observation blinds were originally raw wood and needed to be brought to life without taking away from the surround natural scenery, so we added simple vegetation silhouettes and local critters to help them stand out while also blending in. Our personal favorite was the mural in the hallways of the education area. This brightened up the hallways for the kids and helped create a more enjoyable environment for them to learn more about local wildlife.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System, a network of lands set aside for the benefit of native wildlife and plants. Established in 1972 through local activism, the refuge protects habitat for the benefit of both people and wildlife. Visitors of the refuge may observe hundreds of species of plants, trees, birds, insects and mammals.