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Valle de Oro refuge hosts virtual tour Saturday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a Facebook Live event on Saturday, Feb. 20, to celebrate its new visitor center, which is almost complete.

A variety of birds, like this Eastern bluebird, visit the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Staff of the refuge that sits in Albuquerque’s South Valley will give a virtual tour of the new facility at noon. Construction crews broke ground on the 10,000-square-foot center in October 2019. The center will include an amphitheater, education center, exhibit hall, staff offices, a space for the Friends of Valle de Oro organization and a new maintenance facility.

Visit to view the live video.

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