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With roots in the past, a present growing movement, and vision for the future, Latino Outdoors is a network of leaders committed to engaging Latinos/as in the outdoors, connecting familias and youth with nature, and supporting our community of storytellers to explore and share their personal experiences. Our growing online platform allows participants to creatively document their cultural connections to conservation, the environment, and the Great American Outdoors with the world.
Recent Blog Posts
- How Cesar Chavez Inspired My Journey to Environmentalism March 31, 2017
- LO February Survey Raffle Prize Rules February 5, 2017
- Parques Para Todos: Pa’Delante In 2017 January 20, 2017
Latest News Releases
By José G. González This article was originally published in Huffington Post It’s clear that 2016 was the year of the park. The nation’s treasured spaces celebrated their centennial, raising awareness about the need to preserve our public spaces and expand opportunities to access for all Americans. In California, cities across the state voted to invest in expanding the amount of green space in their communities. We hope that the momentum continues in 2017 and that parks and public lands continue &hellip read more
By José G. González This article was originally published in Huffington Post In their heart of hearts, Latinos are conservationists and environmentalists. Polls show that environmental issues are near the top of Latinos’ greatest concerns, and they strongly favor protecting the nation’s public lands. Yet, numbers show only about 1 in 10 national park visitors are Hispanic. As we near the end of the year and closed a month of Hispanic Heritage celebrations, Latino environmentalists are pushing to include a recognition &hellip read more
BY MICHAEL J. BEAN AND JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS – 01/12/17 03:40 PM EST This article was originally published in The Hill. Throughout history, our public lands — including national parks, forests, monuments and other areas – have played an important role as part of America’s identity. The word public is meant to stress the idea of accessibility and connection to all the people of this country. Unfortunately, these lands have not always been reflective of our country’s demographic and ethnic &hellip read more