Join your Systems Engineering Community of Practice for appetizers and drinks at 5:00 PM, followed by a 3-course dinner at 6:00 PM. Cost is $20 per person payable at the door by cash or check. Open to members and non-members, and you may bring a guest. Watch for more details in upcoming emails. Here is the flyer with the menu.
RSVP is necessary by noon November 30th, to Mary Compton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505.845.9268.
This year’s social will feature a presentation by Jennifer Owen-White, manager of the first official urban wildlife refuge in the Southwest, Valle de Oro. The refuge protects land along the Rio Grande River, including significant water rights to address restoration of the Middle Rio Grande. With all its 570 acres acquired, this urban jewel provides a place for people to get outside and truly enjoy nature within their own community.
This new refuge, established in 2012 as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, is a partnership effort of many in the community that recognized the importance of having a wildlife refuge in this urban setting. Valle de Oro offers a unique environmental education and recreation opportunity in a highly populated area while promoting a wildlife conservation message.