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Our work happens because of our committed leaders!

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Our Story. Our mission.

JoseLake With roots in the past, a presence in the present 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 empowering 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.

Latest Stories & News

So far we have been on three hikes with groups of 10+ participants. Chautauqua Park, Mount Falcon Park, and O’Fallon Park have been – fun group forming events. We have partnered with Sierra Club’s – Inspiring Connections Outdoors  and I have hiked with Outdoor Afro – Boulder and really enjoyed the company !                         Some Field notes: Ponderosa Pine trees smell like Vanilla! You read that right, Vanilla!         … read more

Contact: Lacey McCormick, National Wildlife Federation, McCormick@NWF.org, 512-610-7765  RESTON, Va. (June 20, 2016) – This weekend, the National Wildlife Federation recognized José González, the founder of Latino Outdoors and a long-time professional educator with its National Conservation Education Award. “González is an artful educator and creative thinker who inspires the Latino community and everyone who works with him,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “As the founder of Latino Outdoors, González is creating a national network of … read more

(LOS ANGELES), June 22, 2016 – After months of excited anticipation, Latino Outdoors (LO) Founder José González has announced the appointment of Richard Rojas Sr., Chuck Rocha, Jenny de la Hoz, Annie Burke, Midy Aponte, and Carol Olson to serve as Latino Outdoors’ first Advisory Board. José adds, “I am excited to announce such a strong team of talented and strategic leaders who are invested in the future and growth of Latino Outdoors. From the beginning, this has been about … read more