ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local nature center is getting back to business coming out of the pandemic. They are inviting the public to see what they’re up to.

Valle de Oro in the South Valley held its first open house since 2019, something the national wildlife refuge used to do a few times a year.

This time, they got to host the event in the brand-new visitor center that opened in September.

Community members got to learn about the latest projects, including tree plantings, Bosque cleanup, and new trails and wetlands.

Managers said more programs for people of all ages are in the works, and they welcome the community’s input.