Latino leaders from across the West, wrote a letter to Secretary of Interior Zinke, sharing that among the many issues facing our Western communities, they have a strong cultural connection to water.
By Priscilla Cordova,
On Saturday, March 18th, we’ll be celebrating the one year anniversary of the Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails and Castle Mountains National Monuments with a pop-up photo exhibition at Division 9 Gallery that I am curating as part of my internship with the Hispanic Access Foundation.
A series of events held across Southern California’s desert region will greet the anniversary of the Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, and Castle Mountains National Monument designations. Celebrations will highlight the importance of these newly protected lands to a wide spectrum of local residents, business owners and visitors.
In California, where the largest ethnic group is Hispanic, Latino voices were important to the creation of the Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails and Castle Mountains National Monuments. Latinos are now stepping up to make sure these monuments are kept intact.
By Al Martinez
Two California non-profit organizations have been awarded funds to provide fishing programs for Hispanic families. A total of $10,792 in grants was awarded by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) through the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund.
Published February 14, 2016
BY MAITE ARCE AND MICHAEL L. CONNOR, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS
There are a host of important natural resource challenges quickly bearing down on the new administration that require immediate attention — perhaps none more serious in America’s western states than the management and fate of the Colorado River.