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SUPPORTING YOUR URBAN WILDLIFE REFUGE

SUPPORTING YOUR URBAN WILDLIFE REFUGE


The Valle de Oro Story

Not Your Typical Refuge


OPENING DOORS to NATURE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP!

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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

  1. Backyard Habitat Chat: Surviving Summer

    July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Nature Tots

    August 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  3. Saturday at the Refuge

    August 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Book Reading

    August 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  5. Pigment Making Workshop

    August 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Community Update Night

    August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  7. Birds are Real 5.0

    August 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  8. Paint and Sip

    August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  9. Nature Tots

    September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  10. Saturday at the Refuge

    September 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please thank our generous 2022 sponsors




Have Your Yard Certified as a Backyard Refuge
Check out the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program

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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.

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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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