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SUPPORTING YOUR URBAN WILDLIFE REFUGE

SUPPORTING YOUR URBAN WILDLIFE REFUGE

The Valle de Oro Story

Not Your Typical Refuge


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NURTURE YOUR NATURE

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is the first urban wildlife refuge in the Southwest. Built from the ground up through a grassroots community effort, the nonprofit Friends group is also award-winning and one-of-a-kind.
What makes us unique

Things to do



2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Click the image to download and print our full 2019 Calendar of Events which list all events happening at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and in the community lead by both the Refuge and the Friends of Valle de Oro NWR!

All Events are Family Friendly, Open to the General Public and Free unless otherwise noted.

Most of our events are outside, so please prepare accordingly.


NEW AT THE FRIENDS & REFUGE

Tree Planting in the Mountain View Neighborhood including a Free Lunch for Friends Members

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Check out the new
The ABQ Backyard Refuge Program

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BECOME A MEMBER OF THE VALLE DE ORO COMMUNITY

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BECOME A MEMBER OF THE VALLE DE ORO COMMUNITY

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COMMUNITY

Our work reaches far beyond Refuge property lines deep into the community. The Refuge hosts over 6,000 students, offers over 100 paid jobs to youth through partnerships, and organizes more than 21 community events annually.

Get Involved
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DISCOVER THE DISCOVER NATURE APP

This location-based game app at Valle de Oro will allow you to see more wildlife, have fun learning about our refuge’s unique flora and fauna, and post your sightings for others to see!

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VISION

We have big plans to restore the 570-acre Refuge into a lush high desert landscape. Our plans are informed directly by what our community needs. Learn about our vision, plans, and progress.
Our Vision

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