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Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area, Belen, New Mexico

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Distance from city center: 3.8mi
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added on the 29th of April, 2011
Situated along the Rio Grande this nature reserve seeks to reverse the decline of the bosque wetlands.  It is run by the Valencia Soil & Water Conservation District.  There's a visitor's center that doubles as a classroom for educational programs and guest speakers.  There are paths around the wetland pond.  If you want to get in touch with nature and/or learn about the diverse bosque wildlife this is the place for you.  Bring your camera, but not your pets.   The website has access instructions for when the gates are closed.

2424 Hwy 47


Opening Hours:
Fridays and Saturdays from 8 am - 2 pm
Other times can be arranged.

How to get there:
From Belen's HWY 314 (Main St.), turn onto East Reinken Ave.
Drive east all the way across the Rio Grande.
Turn north on HWY 47.
The visitor center will be one mile further on your left.

Phone number:

On the web:

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