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Latino Families Celebrated Latino Conservation Week with Chino Hills Hike

On Tuesday, July 16, Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) and Por La Creación Faith-based Alliance were led on an interactive hike in the beautiful Chino Hills State Park, as part of the 6th annual Latino Conservation Week. State Park Interpreter Ian Bernstein and HAF’s MANO Project intern Keila Vizcarra from the Angeles National Forest discussed the importance of taking care of our public lands and their experience with careers in California State Parks.


Las Vegas Latino Youth Celebrate Conservation Week with Fishing at Lake Mead

More than 50 Las Vegas-area youth and families from Centro de Adoracion Familiar Church took to rods and reels on July 18 for a fishing experience at Lake Mead as part of the 6th annual Latino Conservation Week. Led by the Hispanic Access Foundation, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Wildlife ,George H.W. Bush Vamos a Pescar Educational Fund and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, these groups came together to engage multi-generational families around basic fishing instruction, water safety, and hands-on conservation and aquatic stewardship activities.


RioPalooza! Celebrates the Shenandoah River and Latino Conservation Week

It’s not every day you get to hold a live catfish, go tubing on the Shenandoah River and listen to the live music of Latin Grammy Award-winning artist Mister G. But, the more than 125 people attending the third annual RioPalooza! held this past weekend in Elkton, Virginia got to do just that.


ST. GEORGE NEWS: First Latino Conservation Week Events Held in St. George to Support Latino Conservation Efforts

Latino Conservation Week is coming to St. George next week, and Conserve Southwest Utah is holding a variety of events to support Latino conservation efforts.

Latino Conservation Week is a national effort to promote conservation and provide recreational activities for Latinos.


BEATRICE DAILY SUN: Experience a bird walk at Homestead in Spanish

On Sunday, July 21, 2019, experience Spanish language programs at Homestead National Monument of America. Enjoy a Spanish language tour of the Heritage Center exhibits or a guided bird walk, and a family picnic in the park’s shaded picnic areas.


In memory of Dr. Jesse Miranda

We all have special people in our lives – those who are friends and mentors. One of mine passed away July 12th. He is Dr. Jesse Miranda. It’s with reflection and joy that I write this statement on behalf of Hispanic Access Foundation because Dr. Miranda was an influencer in my life, and therefore, he had an impact on HAF.


PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: New Mexico Celebrates Latino Conservation Week

Latinos are the largest minority group in America, representing nearly 17% of the nation's population. But when it comes to taking part in outdoor recreation activities, a 2018 report by the Outdoor Industry Association found only 10% of Latinos participated.


CAPITAL GAZETTE: Ariana Perez: Breaking Language Barriers in Sandy Point

Barely blinking and staring in awe, a group of children sit near each other at Sandy Point State Park during story time as they attentively listen to classic nature stories being read in Spanish.

A couple of days later, books are replaced by fishing rods, where another group of children watch fishing demonstrations to learn more about the activity. These, too, are in Spanish.

Demographics visiting state and county parks in the Washington Metropolitan Area have greatly diversified over the last five years. Traditional hikers and bikers are now joined by other populations, more prominently those of Latin American origin or descent.


Sixth Annual Latino Conservation Week Kicks Off This Weekend (July 13 – 21), Breaks Down Barriers to the Outdoors and Inspires Tomorrow’s Stewards

Communities throughout the country will enjoy and connect with the great outdoors during the 6th annual Latino Conservation Week, which begins July 13 and runs through July 21. With as many as 150 events being celebrated nationwide, communities will camp under the stars, go canoeing, take sunset walks, and hike with family among other activities as they engage in the outdoors and learn about stewardship.


Latino Faith Leaders Celebrate Santa Cruz River Heritage Water Release

On Monday, Jun. 24, Hispanic Access Foundation, Watershed Management Group, 23 members from the Tucson Evangelical Pastoral Association and Por la Creación Faith-based Alliance, which unites Latino faith leaders in the development of stewards for God’s creation, celebrated the Santa Cruz River Heritage water release and El Día de San Juan, the start of Tucson's annual monsoon season.


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August 25, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and to commemorate the occasion, we're looking back at the effort to protect the California desert, which resulted in three new national monuments.

Land, Water y Comunidad explores the relationship Latinos across the nation have with Land and Water Conservation Fund sites – what it means to them, how they enjoy them and the impact it would have if these lands weren’t available.

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