This year, Latino Conservation Week is from July 16 to July 24. Other national parks around the country are also participating.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will carry out activities on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The park hopes the activities will help participants learn more about conservation efforts and how they can apply them to other natural areas, including their own home.
“I hope that folks that come out to our activities this weekend will be able to hear these stories that others bring to the natural world and are inspired to find ways to connect with the outdoors and with nature,” Erich Koenig said, a Bilingual Park Ranger at Whiskeytown.
Koenig also hopes participants enjoy their time outside in the sun.
“The basis of what we do as park rangers is to help people have a good time in the outdoors, but also take time in the outdoors in a way that is safe and beneficial for those visiting, but then also in such a way that the natural world is protected and preserved.”
All activities will have a bilingual park ranger available, along with other diverse staff.
The activities the park will host are the following:
- Thursday, July 21 - Saving the Salmon: Guardian Rock Trail Hike starting at 9 a.m. at Horse Camp
- Friday, July 22 - Evening Program: Conservation Conversation starting at 9 p.m. at Oak Bottom Amphitheater
- Saturday, July 23 - Kayaking at 9 a.m. (must be six years old or older) and Paddleboarding at 1:30 p.m. (must be 10 years or older)
Those interested in kayaking and paddleboarding need to pre-register with Bilingual Park Ranger Koenig.
Written by Janelli Pedroza for Action News Now.