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What’s New? FriendsNews July 2018  newsletter is out!

Coming up:  Friends and neighbors dinner  Saturday, September 8th at 5pm.  Join us to celebrate the friends and neighbors of the San Luis Valley Refuges.  Dinner at 5pm at the Monte Vista Refuge garage, west of the Visitor Office and Tour loop.  Immediately following the dinner David Lee will give a sideshow and talk titled “Autumn Foliage Color in  Colorado”.  David Lee is a resident of Crestone/the Baca and is also an Emeritus Professor at Florida International University, in Miami.  During his career, he studied the functional ecology of tropical plants, particularly the function, color and plasticity of leaves.  This led to an interest in the function of fall leaf color, and he spent two autumns studying coloration at the Harvard Forest, in Massachusetts.  He continues these interests in Colorado through careful observation and photography.

The Friends is an independent, non-profit group dedicated to supporting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge System.  We promote awareness of the Alamosa, Baca, and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges through education, assist in accomplishing refuge projects, and support recreational activities.

 


Upcoming Events

  1. Baca Tour Series – Ranch history

    August 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Baca Tour Series – A look into the Future

    September 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Friends and Neighbors Picnic Monte Vista NWR

    September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Member and Board Meeting, Alamosa

    September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Kid’s Crane Festival

    October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm