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Valle de Oro NWR is open seven days a week
from one Hour before Sunrise to one Hour after Sunset

7851 2nd St SW  Albuquerque, New Mexico. Find us on the map: Click here.

Stop in the Welcome Center to orient yourself, learn about upcoming events and programs,
use the restroom, or fill up your water bottle before or after your visit. 

Refuge Welcome Center Hours:

M, Tu, W, F: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Th, Sa: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Or Come visit us during one of our Upcoming Events!  

Download a copy of our Events Calendar by Clicking HERE!

Introducing our 2016 Annual Report 


The Friends of Valle de Oro NWR teamed up with our greatest partner, Valle de Oro NWR, to create our first joint Annual Report. 
In this report, we celebrate and reflect on the unique history of Valle de Oro NWR and the Friends of Valle de Oro NWR and detail our joint impacts in our 2016 fiscal year. 

To view a digital version of the 2016 Annual Report, click HERE.

Or stop by Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge to pick up a hard copy and see how the
Friends and Refuge's reports and impacts merge and compliment each other.

Taking The Classroom Outdoors


Video created by the senior class at NexGen Academy

Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative


The Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge formed before the Refuge was established to help preserve the Refuge’s 570 acres for wildlife and future generations. As the non-profit support group for the Refuge, the Friends are now supporting and assisting in the realization of the overall vision to restore native wildlife habitat and the establishment of the Refuge as a community resource. This includes promoting Refuge opportunities and amenities, developing and administering environmental and cultural education programs, providing volunteer support, and fundraising to support Refuge projects and facilities.

Upcoming events

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Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
Environmental and Economic Justice Strategic Plan


Education Scholarship Program
2018-2019 Opening Doors to Nature Scholarship


you Interested in Volunteering?  

Join our new Volunteer Database to explore all volunteer opportunities with the Friends of Valle de Oro NWR and
Valle de Oro NWR.  Upcoming event volunteer opportunities will be posted in the opportunities tab in your Volunteer Portal along with all opportunities to support the Refuge and the Friends.  


Go to to Sign Up

- Click on the Link Above
- Create a Username and Password
- Fill out Application Indicating your Interests & Qualifications

After Filling out the Application

- Access the Volunteer Portal
- Review and Sign-Up for Volunteer Activities 
- View your Personal Volunteer Schedule
- Track your Volunteers Hours
- Update your Interests and Qualifications

Access Your Volunteer Portal Using:


MOBILE PHONE: http://MyVolunteer

With questions or for application or hour tracking support contact:
Antonio Valdes at or 505-401-0789 or
Aryn LaBrake at or 505-750-3383

Golden Gala Supporters


7851 2nd St SW  Albuquerque, New Mexico

Find us on the map: click here


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