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Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, the Southwest’s first urban wildlife refuge, will serve as an urban oasis for both wildlife and people.

On a former dairy farm just a few miles south of New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area, the refuge fulfills the goals of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative to work with community partners to establish a 21st century conservation ethic and reconnect people, especially young people, to the natural world. The new refuge was established due to the partnership efforts of many in the community that recognized the importance of having a wildlife refuge in this urban setting. 

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  • Join us for pickleball Mondays through Saturdays at Los Vecinos Community Center!
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    10/14/2019 9:00 AM - 10/14/2019 12:00 PM

  • Join us Mondays and Thursdays from 12 to 1:30 for Home School P.E. for kids ages 6-14. See fliyer for cost and semesters.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 and a half, Old Highway 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    10/14/2019 12:00 PM - 10/14/2019 1:30 PM

  • Children ages 6-14 are invited to join us for Home School Arts & Crafts at Los Vecinos Community Center Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    10/14/2019 1:30 PM - 10/14/2019 2:30 PM

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