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Wednesday, November 1
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Mammoths to Mescaleros-NA Month
Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about the Native American inhabitants of the area from the present to the Pleistocene! Bring at least 2qts.of water person, and good hiking shoes. Event is Free with paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, November 4
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Sunday, November 5
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Wednesday, November 8
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Celebrating Native American Month
Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about the Native American inhabitants of the area from the present to the Pleistocene! Bring at least 2qts.of water person, and good hiking shoes. Event is Free with paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, November 11
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Leasburg Dam
Night Skies at Leasburg Dam SP
Come out and enjoy a beautiful desert sunset with Robledo Mountains in the backdrop. Immediately after, enjoy the quality night sky of Leasburg Dam State Park and look through several types of telescopes - including our observatory's 16 inch research grade telescope. Several volunteer astronomers from the ASLC - Astronomy Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist and answer questions.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, November 11
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Walk
Enjoy a leisurely exploration of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque ecosystem with one of the RGNC volunteer naturalists. Search for signs of animal life and discover how the Bosque and the Rio Grande provide habitat. The walk is about 1 1/2 hours long; the mostly flat, sandy trail is just under 1 mile. We recommend that you wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. This walk is appropriate for adults and children. Meet your guide just west of the RGNCSP parking lot at the bench and bulletin board. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park permit applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, November 11
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, November 11
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
3D Archery Shoot
Friends of Ute Lake will be hosting a 3D Archery Shoot. There is a $10 fee for the 1st shoot and $5 for each shoot thereafter.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: State Park Office 575-487-2284



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Sunday, November 12
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, November 18
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Boating Safety Education Courses
This free course provides students the opportunity to interact with an experienced boating instructor. All motorboat, personal watercraft and sailboat operators born on or after January 1, 1989, must complete a boating safety course to operate on New Mexico waters. (This means operators - even those 13 years and younger being supervised by an adult on board.) Students must score 80 percent on the closed book exam to receive their Boater Education Card. For information or reservations, call (575) 588-7470- ask for Officer Sedillo.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Officer Sedillo 575 588 7470



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Saturday, November 18
05:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Oliver Lee
The Princess Andromeda
The Amateur Astronomers Group will be sponsoring a tour of our nearest galactic neighbor-the Andromeda Galaxy. One hundred years ago the Milky Way was thought to be the only galaxy in the universe, but in 1917 that picture began to change. Come hear an ancient story of a most beautiful princess and how we discovered our place in a much larger universe. come early, dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them to our last event of the 2017 season.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, November 18
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Sunday, November 19
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Wednesday, November 22
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Mammoths to Mescaleros
Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about the Native American inhabitants of the area from the present to the Pleistocene! Bring at least 2qts.of water person, and good hiking shoes. Event is Free with paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Thursday, November 23
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
5K Run
5K Walk and Run sponsored by Logan School's Honor Society Register from 7:00 - 7:20 am at Ute Lake’s Visitor Center Water bottles / T-shirts for the first 100 Entries $5 Regular day-use fees apply $20 Race / Walk Entry All proceeds go to Honor Society
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Dallas Valentine 575-487-2252



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Saturday, November 25
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Which Came First? River or Valley
Come out and join a ranger led hike at Leasburg Dam State Park and learn about the unique geology, hydrology and geothermal activity along this stretch of the Rio Grande. Hike is easy to moderate, approximately 2.5 mile round trip with an elevation gain/drop of about 200ft from campground down to riverbed. Find out about what the Rio Grande and the Mesilla Valley have in common with only 4 other river valleys in the world. Fall color change and foliage should peak early in month.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, November 25
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Sunday, November 26
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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