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    Valle de Oro hires Youth for summer jobs

    Would you like to spend the summer working outside? We are hiring youth for a 8-week 40 hr per week job, 6/4-7/27. Applications due 4/30

    YCC flyer with application

  • Environmental Justice Community Day

    Save the Date Saturday April 21st, 11am–2pm for the Abrazos: Environmental Justice Community Day at Valle de Oro NWR. More details to come.

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    EcoArt Collaborative Events

    Revering the Earth through Art. An exciting series of events March 30th, April 14th, 15th and 28th. View the flyer for more information.

    Eco Art Collaboration Flyer

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    Seeking Youth Artists: Deadline 3/15

    Students K-12 are encouraged to participate in the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation & Design Program annual art and conservation contest.

    Learn more on how to participate

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    Refuge Map

    This map is a great way to plan your visit to the refuge and keep up with road closures during construction.

    Valle de Oro Refuge Map

Refuge Happenings

2018 Refuge Events Calendar

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Announcing an amazing array of events in 2018. Calendar includes both Refuge and Friends of Valle de Oro events. We hope you can join us!

Valle de Oro's 2018 Events Flyer

Environmental Assessment Complete

Kildeer head close-up / © Laurel Ladwig

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is pleased to present our final Restoration, Activities, and Site Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) and Compatibility Determinations (CDs).

Click here to learn more

Valle de Oro's Facebook Page

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Visit the Valle de Oro Facebook page to get more information about what is happening at your National Wildlife Refuge and let us know what you think with your comments and/or likes!

Visit Our Facebook Page

On-line eBird Trail Tracker

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eBird Trail Tracker is a real-time, online checklist program that has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. A birder enters when, where, and how they went birding, then fills out a checklist of all the birds seen and heard. The observations of each participant join those of all eBird users. For more information: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/about/

eBird On-line Program to Submit Observations
Around the Refuge

Construction On and Around the Refuge

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As many of you know there are several projects happening on and near the refuge right now. Although we may not be the lead on many of these projects, our goal is to provide you with all the information we have available on a weekly basis. From improvements on 2nd Street, to trail building in the bosque, Refuge road closures and creating our first wetland. We want you to know what is happening. We are excited for all the changes and we hope you are too.

Construction Updates

Helping Our Wildlife

For our wildlife and you

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Before visiting Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, please view our refuge Rules and Regulations. These regulations help ensure our refuge continues to be a safe place for wildlife and people.

Learn more here

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS