100th Birthday of the ABQ Wildlife Federation! Join the FREE celebration!

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100th Birthday of the ABQ Wildlife Federation! Join the FREE celebration!

Time: July 19, 2014 from 3pm to 10pm
Location: The new Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
Street: 7851 2nd St SW
City/Town: Albuquerque
Website or Map: http://abq.nmwildlife.org
Phone: 505-263-9848
Event Type: 100th, anniversary, celebration
Organized By: FireMedicRN
Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2014

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Subject: July 19 - 100th Birthday of the ABQ Wildlife Federation! Join the celebration!

On Saturday, July 19, AWF will celebrate it's 100th Birthday! Founded by visionary conservationist Aldo Leopold in 1914 when he lived in Albuquerque, we are very excited about this event. It will be held in the South Valley at the newly created Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge from 3pm to sunset. We'll have music, Refuge information and tours, a keynote address by noted NM historian Jack Loefler, and more.

Bring your favorite camp chair and a picnic or eat from one of the food trucks that will be available. We'll have a huge tent for shade or rain shelter. More details are in the attached flyer. Please share.

Here's to the next 100 years!!

Albuquerque Wildlife Federation to hold centennial celebration at
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

WHEN: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

WHERE: Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Price’s Dairy), 5 mi south of Downtown Albuquerque on 2nd Street.

WHAT: Albuquerque Wildlife Federation (AWF) is hosting a free, public outdoor event to commemorate the organization’s founding. The celebration will feature a talk by noted environmental historian and author Jack Loeffler, music, food, games, booths from various local organizations, and many opportunities to enjoy Valle del Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Concerned sportsmen and naturalists, led by renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, founded AWF on July 21, 1914 to apply conservation principles to the management of game species and to set aside public lands for wildlife and outdoor recreation. In its 100-year history, AWF has been at the forefront of wildlife and wild lands advocacy in New Mexico, working for sound hunting practices, wilderness protection, and ecological restoration.

WHO: AWF is an all-volunteer organization with members statewide that is focused on protecting and restoring natural habitat and resources for current and future generations. The group hosts monthly educational presentations and regular ecological restoration service projects in which volunteers work with land management agencies and restoration experts to improve wildlife habitat.

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