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Volunteering as a Friends member at these events, will help the Valle de Oro NWR directly.  Each hour of volunteering translates into additional funding for the Refuge from the Fish and Wildlife Service.  Volunteer hours also benefit the Refuge and Friends group directly for receiving grants funding.  Each hour can be used as “in kind” services when applying for grants. Click here to find out more.

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Upcoming events

    • 01/20/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge - 7851 2nd St. SW, ABQ NM 87105

    • 01/20/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Mountain View Elementary School, 5317 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

    4th Annual Meeting of Membership

    January 20th, 2018 -- 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Mountain View Elementary School

    Calling all members!  We hope you will join us on January 20th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Mountain View Elementary School for our Annual Meeting of Membership, featuring a presentation from Project Coyote!  Along with our traditional report on our 2017 activities and 2018 priorities, Project Coyote will demonstrate how our community can best coexist with one of our beautiful and common wildlife neighbors -- coyotes!  

    Also at this event, we will be announcing our 2017 Photo Contest winners and volunteers of the year, as well as celebrating our new beautiful brand and ways to get involved with the Friends and the Refuge in the coming year!

    This is a members only event and a time to celebrate our successes thanks to the support from our members, so we hope to see on January 20th for snacks, exciting presentations from the Friends, the Refuge, and Project Coyote, and a free giveaway featuring our new logo!  

    If you membership is up for renewal, be sure to renew before or at the event so you can join us!  

    To become a member of the Friends, and join us on January 20th, click HERE.

    For more information on this event, to renew your membership, or become a member, please visit or contact Aryn LaBrake at or 505.750.3383

    • 02/17/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge - 7851 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
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Past events

01/11/2018 Valle de Oro Open House - Horseback Riding Access at Valle de Oro NWR
12/16/2017 Christmas Bird Count
11/18/2017 Nov. Birds and Breakfast
11/11/2017 Music & Migration
10/12/2017 Celebrate New Mexico's National Wildlife Refuges
09/30/2017 Valle de Oro 5th Birthday Party
09/16/2017 Birds and Breakfast
08/19/2017 birds and breakfast
08/18/2017 3rd Annual Golden Gala: Opening Doors to Nature
08/02/2017 The Bosque Education Guide Workshop
07/15/2017 Birds and Breakfast correction
06/17/2017 Birds and Breakfast
06/10/2017 3rd Annual Valle de Oro Beer Release Party
06/06/2017 The Bosque Education Guide Workshop
05/20/2017 Birds and Breakfast
04/22/2017 Abrazos: Environmental Justice Community Day
04/15/2017 Birds and Breakfast
04/08/2017 South Valley Youth Job Recruitment Fair
04/02/2017 Art along the Rio Grande
03/25/2017 Discover Valle de Oro App Launch
03/18/2017 Birding and Breakfast
02/25/2017 Valle de Oro Visitor Center Green Infrastructure Design Charrette
02/23/2017 Valentine Special proceeds benefit the 'Friends'
02/18/2017 Birds and breakfast
01/25/2017 Annual Meeting of the Friends Membership
01/21/2017 Birding and Breakfast
12/31/2016 Valle de Oro NWR Photo Contest
12/17/2016 Christmas bird count
11/19/2016 Bird and Nature Walk
11/12/2016 Music and Migration
11/12/2016 Composting and Soil Fertility Workship
10/22/2016 Bird and Nature Walk
10/21/2016 Bosque Landscape Photography
10/15/2016 Golden Migration
09/24/2016 Valle de Oro - 4th Birthday Party
09/17/2016 Bird and Nature Walk
09/09/2016 Community Seed Mural - Celebration
08/20/2016 bird walks
07/31/2016 Giving Back Sunday
07/16/2016 Birding Opportunities at Valle de Oro NWR
06/25/2016 Food Truck Cook-off is Canceled
06/04/2016 Urban Refuge A.R.T.S Workshops
05/21/2016 Community Celebration of Environmental Justice
05/15/2016 Nature's Notebook Volunteer Orientation
04/22/2016 2016 Golden Gala--Come Celebrate the Magic of VDO!
02/20/2016 Volunteer Oportunity - February 20th -2nd Street Clean Up
02/08/2016 Valle de Oro Photo Contest Reception
12/12/2015 Gifts for Wildlife
12/05/2015 Philippe Cousteau Reception
12/03/2015 Holiday Party with Santa!
11/19/2015 Pre-Thanksgiving Social
11/14/2015 Music and Migration
10/22/2015 Chama River Beer Release Party
10/10/2015 Fall Colors
09/26/2015 Valle de Oro 3rd Birthday Celebration
08/29/2015 Environmental Justice Community Day
08/15/2015 Native Plants and Pollinators
07/11/2015 UrbanRefuge A.R.T.S.
07/09/2015 2015 Photo Contest
06/20/2015 Powered by the Sun
06/13/2015 Bike Ride to National Get Outdoors Day
06/06/2015 National Trails Day
05/30/2015 Hoo Are You? Owling Field Workshop
05/16/2015 Burque Young Birders Meeting
05/16/2015 May Open House
05/01/2015 Friends of Valle de Oro NWR Golden Gala Benefit
04/25/2015 Conservation Careers
04/10/2015 Jr Duck Stamp Award Ceremony
03/14/2015 Wind!
02/14/2015 Great Backyard Bird Count
01/31/2015 Fundraising class
01/24/2015 Winter wellness
01/20/2015 Annual membership meeting
01/03/2015 Photography tour for members of Friends and refuge volunteers
12/15/2014 Call for Board of Director Nominations
12/13/2014 Dec. 13 open house - International Mountain Day
11/08/2014 Nov 8 open house - Music and Migration
10/25/2014 Oct 25 open house Phenology and Fall colors
10/23/2014 Urban Migratory Bird Treaty City Kickoff
10/16/2014 National Wildlife Refuge week
09/27/2014 Sept 27 Happy Birthday open house
09/05/2014 Valle de Oro Pale Ale release
08/26/2014 Trail clearing
08/23/2014 50th Anniversity of the Wilderness Act 7PM VDO
08/16/2014 August 16 open house - Amphibians and Reptiles
08/08/2014 Special Announcement
08/05/2014 Send in pictures for the 2015 calendar
07/19/2014 100th Anniversary of Albuquerque Wildlife Federation
07/19/2014 Isleta Pueblo Environmental Fair
07/17/2014 Nature's Notebook training
07/12/2014 July 12 open house - Creating Habitat for Wildlife
06/23/2014 Valle de Oro Urban Garden Dedication
06/21/2014 June 21 open house Solar Energy for Solstice (Open to All)
06/21/2014 Trust for Public Lands (RSVP Required)
06/17/2014 Valle de Oro Public Meeting
05/02/2014 Photo Contest
04/05/2014 Monthly Open House "Why Wind?"
01/09/2014 Public Planning Meeting for Refuge

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