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November 2019

Birds and Breakfast November 16th

November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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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&

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Friends Fall Membership Event

November 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mountain View Elementary School, 5317 2nd St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105 United States
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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…

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December 2019

Refuge Tour-December 14th

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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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…

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2019 Valle de Oro Photo Contest – Deadline is December 31, 2019

December 31, 2019

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…

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January 2020

Annual Meeting of Membership

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Carpenters Union Building, 3900 Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107 United States
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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…

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February 2020

Scholarships for Design your Backyard Refuge Workshop – February 15th

February 15 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center, 1634 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
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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…

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Valle de Oro Visitor Center Exhibit Community Input Meeting

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Mountain View Community Center, 201 Prosperity Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105
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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.…

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March 2020

TEMPORARILY CLOSED – Art Exhibit: Experience Nature through the Artists’ Lens

March 6 - May 9
Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM United States
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Family Program: Finding Art in Nature

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM United States
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FREE

  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…

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April 2020

POSTPONED: Art Along the Rio Grande Art Fair

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM United States
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FREE

The Art Along the Rio Grande Art Fair, originally scheduled for April 25th, has been postponed.  The Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Hubbell House Alliance, and Bernalillo County Open Space have optimistically rescheduled the Art Along the Rio Grande Art Fair for the evening of Saturday, June 27th, 2020. Mark your calendars!   We will reopen artist registration a few months ahead of the rescheduled event and still have slots for additional vendors. Prospective or currently registered…

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