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Magical Mulching Event Makes the Front Cover!

"More than 75 people from Valencia County and the surrounding area turned out last weekend (February 26th, 2022) to get their hands dirty, improve the east side community gardens and learn about the magic of mulching."


Full article found below:

Belen and Rio Communities Proclamations 2021

Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District has been recognized by both the City of Belen and the City of Rio Communities for "a quality environment through active leadership, cooperation, and partnership."


View both Proclamations of support of our work below:

City of Belen Proclamation
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City of Rio Communities Proclamation
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On January 28th, 2021, VSWCD began the first of many featured articles in the local Valencia County News Bulletin! Check the series out here:

VSWCD Articles

Valencia News Bulletin: Three Featured Articles for Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District
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Community Garden Gets Funding

Valencia News-Bulletin, May 2021

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VSWCD education manager makes environmental education a priority

Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District was featured in the Valencia County News-Bulletin in Dec 2019:

****The Valencia Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors approved their calendar year 2020 Open Meetings Act Resolution for regular Board meeting times.  Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday monthly starting at 9 am.  Current agendas for upcoming meetings are posted on the website.  


Note:  COVID-19 management is still in effect and we will provide instructions for attendance at any upcoming virtual Board meetings.


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Belen, NM 87002


Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
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2022 Holiday Schedule
Office and grounds will be closed in observance of these days.

Monday (in-lieu), January 3, New Year's Day

Monday, Jan. 17th, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, February 21, President's Day

Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day

Monday, July 4th, Fourth of July 

Monday, September 5th, Labor Da

Monday, October 10th, Indigenous Peoples Day

Thursday, November 11th, Veterans Day

Thursday, November 24th, Thanksgiving Day

Monday (in-lieu), December 26th, Christmas Day

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