Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
April 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact Leader(s): Chris Fritzsche, 505-504-3768, email@example.com; Erin Salinas, 406-781-1666, firstname.lastname@example.orgJohn Salinas, 505-999-9182, email@example.com to sign up.
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (VODNWR), the Southwest’s first urban refuge will serve as an urban oasis for both wildlife and people on 570 acres of a former dairy farm just five miles south of downtown Albuquerque on the Rio Grande. The refuge has little infrastructure and the beginnings of a trail system for us to maintain, therefore we’re a big part of whatever it will become! This year we’ll be expanding and improving what exists while laying the foundation for the future.
This year we’ll pick up where we left off last year: invasive species removal, general trail maintenance and cleanup, fence removal and installing signs throughout the refuge.
We intend to rendezvous with Jennifer Owen-White, the Refuge Manager, no later than 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 1st and begin work shortly thereafter. Volunteers should wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy boots (absolutely no sandals or tennis/athletic shoes), work gloves; helmets and eye protection are highly recommended. Also, bring sun and rain protection (just in case), plenty of drinking water and snacks. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (http://friendsofvalledeoro.wildapricot.org/). Registration for this project is required for planning purposes; please sign up through the project leader (info below) no later than 12:00 PM on Wednesday, March 29th.
If this is your first NMVFO project, you can find more information about what to expect at http://nmvfo.org/volunteer/volunteer-faq or email or call me (Chris), the project leader, firstname.lastname@example.org, (505) 504-3768, or Co-Leaders, Erin Gaberlavage, (406) 781-1666 & John Gaberlavage, (505) 999-9182, email@example.com.