Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

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Welcome to this week’s  , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR ...
12/08/2023

Welcome to this week’s , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

We are excited to announce two more jobs at Valle de Oro! We are hiring a lead for our summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program (Social Services Assistant) and a seasonal Maintenance worker to help with restoration, landscaping and building maintenance. Both positions are expected to start in April/May and can last 6 months. We will determine the start and end date with the selected candidate. Please help us spread the word and get us some good candidates to join our team!

Apply on USAJobs at the links below:

Social Services Assistant- this is the lead for our summer YCC program: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/763949800

Maintenance Worker Helper- https://www.usajobs.gov/job/763950300 #

If a job is not what you are looking for but you want another way to get involved in the refuge why not consider joining our Christmas Bird Count on Friday, December 29th? Help us count birds in a 15 mile circle around the refuge. Experienced birders and beginning birders are all invited. Reach out to us at [email protected] to sign up.

Finally if you just want to come enjoy the refuge with your family, come join our winter star party and luminaria event. We'll have hot chocolate and cookies, the Umami Moto food truck, luminaria lined trails and our friends at the Albuquerque Astronomical Society with telescopes to look at the stars. Join us from 6pm-9pm Friday, December 15th. The event is FREE and Family friendly.

Lots of exciting things are happening at Valle de Oro, thanks for being a part of our transformation! Don’t forget you can sign up for these updates via email by dropping us a line at [email protected] or just check in with us on Facebook every Thursday. We hope to see you on the refuge soon and in our new Visitor Center (Now open Tues-Sat 9am-4pm).

Valle de Oro visitors and neighbors- our invasive plant management plan is ready to share. Check out what we will be wor...
12/07/2023

Valle de Oro visitors and neighbors- our invasive plant management plan is ready to share. Check out what we will be working on this month. Lots of mowing to be done to address the growth of the late summer. As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Exciting opportunities for the summer of 2024! ☀️
12/06/2023

Exciting opportunities for the summer of 2024! ☀️

Exciting things happening at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, check out this event coming up in January!
12/06/2023

Exciting things happening at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, check out this event coming up in January!

There is still space available to join this free workshop! Reach out to Ranger Brittany if you're interested in attendin...
12/02/2023

There is still space available to join this free workshop! Reach out to Ranger Brittany if you're interested in attending 🐦🎨

Do you have a love for birding and art?! Join us on Saturday, December 9th from 8:00 to 10:30 AM for Birds Are Real 2.0.

This is a fun opportunity to meet with and learn from community members and local artists, Haley and Emi. The morning will consist of an hour and a half bird walk on the Valle de Oro trails followed by an hour workshop of learning how to do linoleum printing.

This is a FREE event and SPACE IS LIMITED so register by emailing Ranger Brittany at [email protected].

Art by Haley Greenfeather English.

We are excited to announce that local food truck heroes Umami Moto will be parked at our Luminaria & Star Party Event on...
12/01/2023

We are excited to announce that local food truck heroes Umami Moto will be parked at our Luminaria & Star Party Event on Friday December 15th selling their delicious Asian/NewMex food!

Make sure to come down and try them out, walk our luminaria trail, make some holiday crafts, get some free hot cocoa, look through The Albuquerque Astronomical Society's telescopes, and stay for story time with Ranger Brittany. The fun starts at 6 PM on December 15!

Korean Food Albuquerque

Are you looking for delicious Korean food in Albuquerque? It might surprise you to learn the best place for authentic Korean BBQ is at Umami Moto food truck.

At Umami Moto Food Truck, we understand how great it is to find a great food truck. Our unique Asian-Fusion menu is unlike any other. With options like our homemade kimchi, Korean burritos, signature smashburgers, and so much more, we are sure to satisfy your cravings and exceed your food truck expectations. Don’t just wish you had some Korean BBQ, visit our website to see our rotating schedule of locations and to place an order online!

Welcome to this week’s  , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR ...
12/01/2023

Welcome to this week’s , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

We have a job opening at Valle de Oro and the deadline for applying has been extended! We are looking for a lead to our Maintenance Program. The position is an Engineering Equipment Operator and the selected person will operate heavy equipment to help create and maintain habitats and trails on the refuge and will help care for the new Visitor Center and a whole lot more. This position is so important for the success of Valle de Oro and we hope we can find just the right person for the job. If you are interested or know anyone who is, please check out the job posting and apply on USA Jobs by Monday, December 4th.

Public applicants apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/760545500
Current Government employees and those with the Public Lands Corps hiring authority apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/760545900

Potential applicants with questions or needing support with the application process are encouraged to reach out to Refuge Manager Jennifer.

If you haven't been to the refuge in a while (or even if you have), we've got a couple of events coming up we think you might want to join.

This Saturday, join us for an intimate book reading event at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of literature as the talented poet, Laureate Lauren Camp, and environmental journalist, Laura Paskus, have a conversation about hope and activism in a time of change. Get ready to be spellbound by their stories, characters, and the magic of storytelling. This in-person event is an opportunity to connect with fellow bookworms, exchange recommendations, and indulge in the joy of reading. Don't miss out on this literary adventure! Saturday, December 2nd from 10-11:30.

We're also excited to bring you a 2nd year of our Luminaria event and Dark Sky party. Join us for an enchanting evening at the Luminaria Event! Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing glow of countless luminarias, creating a whimsical atmosphere like no other. Stroll along the loop trail, taking in the breathtaking sights, sounds and FREE hot chocolate. Get a chance to see the dark sky- telescopes will be provided by the Albuquerque Astronomical Society. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the Luminaria Event and create unforgettable memories with friends and family. Mark your calendars and get ready to be captivated! Like all events at the refuge, this event is FREE and family friendly.

Lots of exciting things are happening at Valle de Oro, thanks for being a part of our transformation! Don’t forget you can sign up for these updates via email by dropping us a line at [email protected] or just check in with us on Facebook every Thursday. We hope to see you on the refuge soon and in our new Visitor Center (Now open Tues-Sat 9am-4pm).

Do you have a love for birding and art?! Join us on Saturday, December 9th from 8:00 to 10:30 AM for Birds Are Real 2.0....
11/29/2023

Do you have a love for birding and art?! Join us on Saturday, December 9th from 8:00 to 10:30 AM for Birds Are Real 2.0.

This is a fun opportunity to meet with and learn from community members and local artists, Haley and Emi. The morning will consist of an hour and a half bird walk on the Valle de Oro trails followed by an hour workshop of learning how to do linoleum printing.

This is a FREE event and SPACE IS LIMITED so register by emailing Ranger Brittany at [email protected].

Art by Haley Greenfeather English.

Are you interested in joining our maintenance team at Valle de Oro but didn't get your application ready by today's dead...
11/27/2023

Are you interested in joining our maintenance team at Valle de Oro but didn't get your application ready by today's deadline? Good news- the deadline has been extended until Monday, December 4th. Please spread the word and help us get a great candidate to join our team!

Unfortunately, due to winter weather and staff needs the visitor center will be closed on Saturday, November 25th. The l...
11/24/2023

Unfortunately, due to winter weather and staff needs the visitor center will be closed on Saturday, November 25th.

The land, and the restrooms in the breezeway are open 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset.

Thank you for your understanding.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Questions? Email us at: [email protected]

For today's   we are sharing some tranquility and beauty from the refuge. We wish you, your family and friends health, p...
11/23/2023

For today's we are sharing some tranquility and beauty from the refuge. We wish you, your family and friends health, peace and healing.

Photos from our 2022 Photo Contest by Aaron Lewis and Karen Mitchell.

PS- Reminder that the refuge itself is open every day of the year from 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset. If you need a place to get outside for peace, beauty, exercise or togetherness with your family and friends today or any day- Valle de Oro is a great place to visit.

The visitor center will be open tomorrow, November 24th from 9am-4pm including the Friends of Valle de Oro Nature Store if you want to get some holiday shopping done. We hope to see you soon!

11/22/2023

The visitor center will be closed tomorrow, Thursday November 23rd for the holiday. The building will be open and back to regular hours (9 AM to 4 PM) on Friday and Saturday!

Just a friendly reminder that we have a great job opportunity open to join our maintenance team at Valle de Oro. Get you...
11/22/2023

Just a friendly reminder that we have a great job opportunity open to join our maintenance team at Valle de Oro.

Get your application submitted in USAJobs by end of the day November 27th!

Welcome to this week’s  , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR ...
11/17/2023

Welcome to this week’s , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

We have a new job opening at Valle de Oro! We are looking for a lead to our Maintenance Program. The position is an Engineering Equipment Operator and the selected person will operate heavy equipment to help create and maintain habitats and trails on the refuge and will help care for the new Visitor Center and a whole lot more. This position is so important for the success of Valle de Oro and we hope we can find just the right person for the job. If you are interested or know anyone who is, please check out the job posting and apply on USA Jobs.

Public applicants apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/760545500
Current Government employees and those with the Public Lands Corps hiring authority apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/760545900

Potential applicants with questions or needing support with the application process are encouraged to reach out to Refuge Manager Jennifer.

This weekend is the last in the series of Yoga and Environmental Justice programs. Everyone is invited, no experience necessary. Just meet at the refuge visitor center at 11am. Yoga mats are provided for those who need them.

Finally, a big thank you to all the community members who came out to our Community Update last week and gave their thoughts on the future of horseback riding at the refuge. We will have a document out before the end of the year for everyone to review and provide more thoughts, stay tuned for the next steps!

Lots of exciting things are happening at Valle de Oro, thanks for being a part of our transformation! Don’t forget you can sign up for these updates via email by dropping us a line at [email protected] or just check in with us on Facebook every Thursday. We hope to see you on the refuge soon and in our new Visitor Center (Now open Tues-Sat 9am-4pm).

It's looking like we'll have warm weather for our Sunset Mural Loop Walk this evening! Join Ranger Dakota at 4 PM today ...
11/16/2023

It's looking like we'll have warm weather for our Sunset Mural Loop Walk this evening! Join Ranger Dakota at 4 PM today to learn about the story of the Southwest's first Urban National Wildlife Refuge and how we are working with our community to transform the land into healthy habitat for wildlife and people!

There are only four more dates to catch the free Valle de Oro electric shuttle this year! The fall weather has been love...
11/06/2023

There are only four more dates to catch the free Valle de Oro electric shuttle this year! The fall weather has been lovely and this is a great time to walk and see wildlife and fall colors at the refuge.

You can catch the shuttle on Wednesday mornings (November 8th and 15th) with departures from the visitor center at 9:30 and 11:30 AM, or on Saturdays (November 11th and 18th) with departures from the visitor center at 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

The shuttle service will be back in Spring 2024!

Welcome to this week’s  , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR ...
11/02/2023

Welcome to this week’s , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Our last community update of the year is happening in just 1 week! The event is open-house style so come anytime between 5:30pm and 7pm to hear about projects happening on the refuge. This time we will have a special focus on the changes to our horseback riding and trailering guidelines. Come share your thoughts! And don't forget we will have free food, kids activities and Spanish and Sign Language interpretation!

Saturday is going to be a busy day for at the refuge and you won't want to miss it! Our friends at the New Mexico Environmental Law Center will be offering a free yoga and environmental justice series at the refuge starting this Saturday and for the next three Saturdays. Programs are free and no yoga experience is necessary, bring your mat or borrow one of ours!

Also this Saturday, we're having a celebration of our newest mosaic sculpture. Join our partners at Apprenticeships for Leaders in Mosaic Arts (ALMA) and the refuge for a celebration of this summer's mosaic creation- a sandhill crane sculpture. And come check out last summer's fish sculptures if you haven't seen them yet!

Lots of exciting things are happening at Valle de Oro, thanks for being a part of our transformation! Don’t forget you can sign up for these updates via email by dropping us a line at [email protected] or just check in with us on Facebook every Thursday. We hope to see you on the refuge soon and in our new Visitor Center (Now open Tues-Sat 9am-4pm).

Want to share an event we’ve listed on our page but don’t know how?1. Click on the event you want to share. 2. You’ll se...
11/02/2023

Want to share an event we’ve listed on our page but don’t know how?

1. Click on the event you want to share.
2. You’ll see details about the event including buttons to indicate that you’re “Interested” and “Going”. To the right of those buttons you should see 3 dots. Click on that button.
3. A list of actions will pop up including the option to “Share”. Click that option or any other action you wish to achieve.
4. Done! You’ve successfully shared our event.

Reference photos have been included as an example so let us know if this is helpful for you! We’ll see you at our upcoming events 😉

Happy Halloween from the Valle de Oro staff and partners! 🍬🎃🦇
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween from the Valle de Oro staff and partners! 🍬🎃🦇

Join our community partners this coming month on November 4th, 11th, and 18th for yoga! This is also a great opportunity...
10/31/2023

Join our community partners this coming month on November 4th, 11th, and 18th for yoga! This is also a great opportunity to learn more about the environmental justice work happening on and around the refuge. Each session is a free event and no registration required. Reach out if you have any questions!

Welcome to this week’s  , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR ...
10/27/2023

Welcome to this week’s , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Fall is busy across the Middle Rio Grande, the sandhill cranes and geese are gathering and the weather is fresh- a reminder to all of us to come together with our own communities to celebrate the turn of the seasons. We have some great ways for you to gather with others and learn, support and celebrate our community accomplishments. Check them out...

This weekend, join our friends at the Mountain View Community Garden for a Dia de los Mu***os gathering to honor our neighbors and loved ones lost due to environmental injustices and to learn what we can do as a community to help protect our air.

Starting November 4th, and for three Saturdays in November, our friends at the New Mexico Environmental Law Center will be offering a free yoga and environmental justice series at the refuge. Programs are free and no yoga experience is necessary, bring you mat or borrow one of ours!

Also on November 4th, we're having a celebration of our newest mosaic sculpture. Join our partners at Apprenticeships for Leaders in Mosaic Arts (ALMA) and the refuge for a celebration of this summer's mosaic creation- a sandhill crane sculpture.

Do you wish you could learn about projects on the refuge and share your thoughts before they happen? Well we have the perfect event for you. Come join our community update on Thursday, November 9th to hear about and give your thoughts on upcoming design and construction projects at the refuge. A highlight of this Community Update are discussions on horseback riding on the refuge. We will be gathering input on trailer parking and horseback riding trails.

Finally, its time to start submitting your photos for our annual photo contest. Photos can be in one of 3 categories: people, landscapes and wildlife/plants. Make sure to send us yours by December 31st! Winners will be announced in the new year.

Lots of exciting things are happening at Valle de Oro, thanks for being a part of our transformation! Don’t forget you can sign up for these updates via email by dropping us a line at [email protected] or just check in with us on Facebook every Thursday. We hope to see you on the refuge soon and in our new Visitor Center (Now open Tues-Sat 9am-4pm).

It's that time of year again!!Our yearly photo contest is open to all, whether you're a novice photographer, an expert, ...
10/24/2023

It's that time of year again!!

Our yearly photo contest is open to all, whether you're a novice photographer, an expert, or anything in between. Snap a pic on or of the refuge and submit up to 6 photos into the contest.

Categories for photos include landscape, plants and wildlife, and people. Winners will be awarded prizes and will have their photos displayed in the visitor center.

Last day to enter the contest is December 31, 2023. Email your entries to [email protected]. Reach out if you have any questions!

Welcome to this week’s  , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR ...
10/20/2023

Welcome to this week’s , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Do you need advice on residential rainwater harvesting or guidance on what plants to pick to attract wildlife to your yard? Then you won't want to miss our Build Your Backyard Refuge Day this Saturday from 9:30-1:30pm. Check out the schedule below and all the great partners who will be here to help you make your yard or patio a great place for wildlife. Participants will even go home with a free native plant for their yard! We hope to see you at this free and educational event.

If you are an art lover, you will want to join us November 4th for the dedication of our new mosaic sculpture. Come celebrate with the refuge and our partners at ALMA and see some gorgeous wildlife art on the refuge.

Finally, we have our last Community Update of the year coming up next month. We will have lots of info from the refuge and our partners about projects happening on the refuge and will feature some new thoughts about horseback riding access on the refuge. Come join us November 9th to learn more and share your thoughts.

We hope to see you at these events!

Lots of exciting things are happening at Valle de Oro, thanks for being a part of our transformation! Don’t forget you can sign up for these updates via email by dropping us a line at [email protected] or just check in with us on Facebook every Thursday. We hope to see you on the refuge soon and in our new Visitor Center (Now open Tues-Sat 9am-4pm).

Looking to get out and enjoy the autumnal sunshine and some warm desert sunsets? Join Ranger Dakota on one of his Mural ...
10/19/2023

Looking to get out and enjoy the autumnal sunshine and some warm desert sunsets? Join Ranger Dakota on one of his Mural Loop Interpretive Walks this Autumn! You'll learn about the history of the refuge and the plans for ecological restoration using our five beautiful field murals as a visual aid.
The first of three opportunities will be this evening at 5 PM!

The Mountain View Coalition and New Mexico Environmental Law Center invite you to a Community Gathering on Saturday, Oct...
10/18/2023

The Mountain View Coalition and New Mexico Environmental Law Center invite you to a Community Gathering on Saturday, October 28th from 11am to 12:30pm at the Mountain View Community Garden, 117 North St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87117, on the corner of 2nd street.

We will gather to have a conversation about community health and environmental concerns and how those impact our lives. We will also provide information about what you can do to help foster a clean environment and healthy communities and invite you to participate.

Be sure to share with your friends and family!

Join us TONIGHT for a reading and plática with Dr. Myrriah GómezWednesday, October 18th, 6pm-7pmValle de Oro National Wi...
10/18/2023

Join us TONIGHT for a reading and plática with Dr. Myrriah Gómez

Wednesday, October 18th, 6pm-7pm
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge 
7851 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque NM

NMELC EJ Series featuring Dr. Myrriah Gómez, author of Nuclear Nuevo México

Dr. Gomez will read from her book Nuclear Nuevo México, which focuses on the testimonios that have been systematically excluded in the telling of nuclear history in New Mexico, and will engage the audience in a conversation on the effects of nuclear colonialism.

Light refreshments and snacks will be offered.
Please register using this link:

Dr. Gomez will read from her book Nuclear Nuevo México which focuses on the testimonios that have been systematically excluded in the telling of nuclear history in New Mexico and engage the audience in a conversation surrounding the effects of nuclear colonialism. Wednesday, October 18th at 6p.m-7p...

Welcome to this week’s  , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR ...
10/13/2023

Welcome to this week’s , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Our Annular Solar Eclipse (of the heart) event is happening this Saturday from 8am-noon. Avoid the crowds headed to Balloon Fiesta Park and come down south to Valle de Oro for free breakfast, coffee, tea and hot chocolate and eclipse glasses. In addition to a great seat for viewing the eclipse we will also have a wonderful lineup of performances, check out the schedule!

If you can't make it this Saturday, come join us the following Saturday (October 21st) for our Build Your Backyard Refuge Day! We'll have another great lineup of speakers AND free plants. Anyone can have a backyard refuge, come get the tips and support to make your space great for wildlife.

Lots of exciting things are happening at Valle de Oro, thanks for being a part of our transformation! Don’t forget you can sign up for these updates via email by dropping us a line at [email protected] or just check in with us on Facebook every Thursday. We hope to see you on the refuge soon and in our new Visitor Center (Now open Tues-Sat 9am-4pm).

Good morning neighbors, friends and Valle de Oro visitors, Here is our invasive plant management plan for the month of O...
10/06/2023

Good morning neighbors, friends and Valle de Oro visitors,

Here is our invasive plant management plan for the month of October. As the weather turns cooler we will be focusing on tackling some of the growth that happened late in the summer and shouldn't have too much more popping up.

We do want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of our W**d Warriors volunteers and youth crews and staff who spent hours upon hours upon hours this spring and summer hand pulling, mowing and w**d trimming to help us push back the invasive plants as we work to transition to native plants. We couldn't have done it without you all!

If you want to help us in this effort or have questions about our invasive plant management, please feel free to reach out.

Welcome to this week’s  , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR ...
10/06/2023

Welcome to this week’s , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Its fall and that means it prime time for events on the refuge and we have quite a few coming up for you. Check them out...

This Saturday, come join our Friends of Valle de Oro for the Walk for the Wild. Get out on the refuge, enjoy the fall weather and get some exercise all while supporting YOUR National Wildlife Refuge, Valle de Oro. Learn more from the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge about how to participate in this free event.

Next Saturday, October 14th come join us for the solar eclipse at Valle de Oro. We will have free food, music, activities and of course good views of the annular solar eclipse and FREE eclipse glasses. The event is happening from 8-noon, we hope to see you here!

And these events are just the beginning. Check out our full fall calendar and come join us at free, family friendly events all October, November and December!

Lots of exciting things are happening at Valle de Oro, thanks for being a part of our transformation! Don’t forget you can sign up for these updates via email by dropping us a line at [email protected] or just check in with us on Facebook every Thursday. We hope to see you on the refuge soon and in our new Visitor Center (Now open Tues-Sat 9am-4pm).

GREAT NEWS!!! 📣Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge will remain open through the month of October! Complete your walk f...
10/03/2023

GREAT NEWS!!! 📣

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge will remain open through the month of October! Complete your walk for the 2023 Walk for the Wild on the refuge trails this coming Saturday! Check out the Friends of Valle de Oro page if you haven't signed up.

You can stop in the visitor center to pick up free swag like stickers and pins. Hope to see you this Saturday in your cool wildlife themed costumes! 😎

As we approach National Wildlife Refuge Week, the potential of a government shutdown looms. We do not know at this time whether our Refuge and facilities will remain accessible to Friends and visitors. With this in mind, we made the decision to cancel our in-person Walk for the Wild event and encourage people to Walk-On-Your-Own.

So here's the new plan!
1. Complete the walk on your own (or with Friends!). Walk in the Bosque, a park, or around your neighborhood. You might event spot parts of the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program!
2. Post a photo of you on your walk! Tag us and use (there is still a costume contest)
3. Make a donation! Share the link and encourage Friends to do the same! Your dollars are MATCHED and help us support Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

https://support.americaswildliferefuges.org/team/516032

Good morning friends and happy October! Check out our fall calendar that has events happening until the end of the year....
10/03/2023

Good morning friends and happy October!

Check out our fall calendar that has events happening until the end of the year. All events are FREE and fun for the whole family! Perfect if you're looking for a fun, seasonal event to attend or looking to get outside to take advantage of the cooler temps. 🎃🍂

Only a few events on the calendar require registration, so be sure to do so if you are interested in attending! As always, reach out to us via email or phone if you have any questions- [email protected] or 505-248-6667.

Welcome to this week’s  , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR ...
09/29/2023

Welcome to this week’s , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Guess what?! Yesterday was our birthday!!! Valle de Oro turns 11 years old this week- happy birthday to our favorite refuge!

Did you make it to our Visitor Center Grand Opening last year when we celebrated 10 years? Did you join one of our Build Your Refuge Days in 2018, 2019 or virtually in 2020? Were you at one of our annual birthday parties in 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017? Did you share your ideas for the refuge at our very first National Public Lands Day in 2013? Or have you been here the whole time and attended the dedication of the refuge on September 27, 2012?

No matter when you got involved with Valle de Oro NWR, we are glad you are here and we are looking forward to the next 11 years and more!

PS- We're celebrating 11 years and National Wildlife Refuge Week and Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day and the amazing annual eclipse on October 14th, we hope to see you here!

Lots of exciting things are happening at Valle de Oro, thanks for being a part of our transformation! Don’t forget you can sign up for these updates via email by dropping us a line at [email protected] or just check in with us on Facebook every Thursday. We hope to see you on the refuge soon and in our new Visitor Center (Now open Tues-Sat 9am-4pm).

Welcome to this week’s  , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR ...
09/22/2023

Welcome to this week’s , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Our next mindfulness in nature program is coming up this Friday at 9:30am. This free program is great for ages 14 and up and all supplies are provides. Come join us and learn some techniques for and benefits of art in nature.

Have you heard about our Solar Eclipse (of the heart) event on Saturday, October 14th. We know there will be lots of events happening across the city but if you want to beat some of the traffic and come hang on the refuge with free food, music and activities- come join us!

Lots of exciting things are happening at Valle de Oro, thanks for being a part of our transformation! Don’t forget you can sign up for these updates via email by dropping us a line at [email protected] or just check in with us on Facebook every Thursday. We hope to see you on the refuge soon and in our new Visitor Center (Now open Tues-Sat 9am-4pm).

Welcome to this week’s  , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR ...
09/15/2023

Welcome to this week’s , your weekly opportunity to learn about all the exciting projects happening on and around YOUR Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

If you missed our first BARK Ranger program, this Saturday is your next chance to get your pup certified. Bring your furry friend and come learn the rules of being a BARK Ranger and help become ambassadors for the refuge.

Heads up, we have a quick turn around job opportunity at Valle de Oro. We are looking for a quailed person to fill a 180 term as a maintenance worker at the refuge. Please reach out to our Deputy Refuge Manager Ariel Elliott ([email protected]) ASAP if you want to apply.

For our Mountain View Neighbors, this weekend is the annual Community Garden Harvest Festival. Come join your neighbors for food, music and fun this Sunday from 3-6pm at the El Jardin Community Garden at 2nd and North Streets.

Finally this week, we conducted our annual dragonfly mercury monitoring. Our friends from our US Fish and Wildlife Service Branch of Air and Water Resources came down to help us gather data so we can better understand the amount of mercury in our environment.

Lots of exciting things are happening at Valle de Oro, thanks for being a part of our transformation! Don’t forget you can sign up for these updates via email by dropping us a line at [email protected] or just check in with us on Facebook every Thursday. We hope to see you on the refuge soon and in our new Visitor Center (Now open Tues-Sat 9am-4pm).

Address

7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM
87105

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 6pm
Tuesday 6am - 6pm
Wednesday 6am - 6pm
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