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5th Annual Golden Gala After Party! If you weren't able to get your tickets for the Golden Gala, you can still join us for the official Golden Gala After-Party featuring music by Daytrippers and RogueRunners, a cash bar and games on the lawn! This is an all ages event, with all proceeds benefiting the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and the Refuge we serve. Tickets are only $10, or 2 for $15! Click HERE to get your Tickets, or purchase…Find out more »
Come down to Valle de Oro NWR Saturday, October 12th for a FREE refuge tour from 9am-10am. Tour will meet inside refuge welcome center and then will head out around the refuge in our tram with an optional short hike in the bosque.
Learn about the natural history of the area, how the refuge was established, about habitat restoration and upcoming construction and future events. Please bring water and dress for the weather. Bring the whole family and learn about everything that is happening on refuge.
Space is limited so please visit the ulr below to register: https://friendsofvalledeoro.z2systems.com/event.jsp?event=55&Find out more »
Join us for a wonderful morning of Birds and Breakfast November 16th 8-11 am at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.
Breakfast begins at 8 am in the refuge education portable followed by bird watching with local bird guides on the refuge. No experience necessary. Binoculars and field guides provided. Free and fun for the whole family. Registration beings the at the beginning of the month.
To register for the event follow the link url below:
https://friendsofvalledeoro.z2systems.com/event.jsp?event=56&Find out more »
Friends Fall Member Event Are you a member interested in joining us for lunch after a tree planting activity in the Mountain View Neighborhood which surrounds Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge? To register click HERE As a Friends Member you are eligible to join us for this free lunch after a tree planting activity and receive other Friends membership benefits including entrance to other membership events throughout the year, a 10% discount on Friends and Refuge merchandise, special insights…Find out more »
Come down to Valle de Oro NWR Saturday, December 14th for a FREE refuge tour from 9am-10am. Tour will meet inside refuge welcome center and then will head out around the refuge in our tram with an optional short hike in the bosque. Learn about the natural history of the area, how the refuge was established, about habitat restoration and upcoming construction and future events. Please bring water and dress for the weather. Bring the whole family and learn about everything…Find out more »
2019 Valle de Oro Photo Contest Valle de Oro NWR invites photographers from all levels of expertise and age to enter the 2019 Valle de Oro NWR Photo Contest. We are looking for striking images of Valle de Oro. Images should capture the beauty of the refuge highlighting it's wildlife, landscapes and visitors. Each participant may submit up to six photographs in total to the contest. Photographers should choose the most appropriate category to enter each image in: Wildlife/Plants: Images…Find out more »
Join us for our members event -- the Friends of Valle de Oro NWR 2020 Annual Meeting of Membership from 1-3pm at the Carpenters Union Building! At this meeting we will re-cap our 2019 year, and present on what to expect this year. We will have a special presentation from Bruce Dale about "Making Windows Safe for Birds", learn about a positioning study the Friends are undertaking, and of course hear from Staff at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge about…Find out more »
Join us to Learn how to Design your own Backyard Refuge! The Native Plant Society is teaming up with the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program, a collaborative program of the Friends of Valle de Oro NWR, to host a full day workshop and design lab for attracting birds, bees, and butterflies to your yard on Saturday February 15th at the UNM Continuing Education Building! To learn more and to register for the workshop online please visit: https://www.npsnm.org/education/workshops/ The ABQ Backyard Refuge Program…Find out more »
As the Visitor Center construction is underway, we are turning our focus to the exhibits to be featured inside the building and we want your input! Join staff from the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and exhibit design firm Ideum, Inc. to discuss the development of the exhibits for the new Visitor Center, scheduled to complete this summer/fall. At 9:00 AM the Ideum team will present the exhibit concepts in detail, offering a sneak peak into your new facility.…Find out more »
Saturday March 7th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Gutierrez-Hubbell House 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW Albuquerque, NM 87105 Spend the day with Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Valle de Oro NWR at the Gutierrez Hubbell House. We're creating art with nature and finding beauty all around us. Enjoy making leaf prints, mural painting, nature crowns and much more! Bring your friends, neighbors and the whole family! This event is open to everyone of all ages…Find out more »