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SUPPORTING YOUR URBAN WILDLIFE REFUGE

SUPPORTING YOUR URBAN WILDLIFE REFUGE

The Valle de Oro Story

Not Your Typical Refuge


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. Luminaria Making Event

    December 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Luminaria Walk & TAAS Star Party

    December 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Mural Loop Guided Walk

    December 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  4. Visitor Center Closed- December 20 & 21

    December 20 - December 21
  5. Christmas Bird Count

    December 30
  6. Photo Contest- Submissions Due

    December 31
  7. Annual Member Meeting

    February 4, 2023

Please thank our generous 2022 sponsors



VOLUNTEER IN THE NATURE STORE

The Nature Store is open Wednesday- Saturday from 10am-4pm. We are looking for volunteers!

Click here or contact naturestore@friendsofvalledeoro.org

 

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Check out the Friends new program...
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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