LO February Survey Raffle Prize Rules

Latino Outdoors Prize basket Raffle

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Latino Outdoors in partnership with University of Wyoming is launching a study to analysis the Mission Statement and Organizational Performance. An online survey link through email will be sent using a Latino Outdoors maintained email list-serve and will be shared via two Latino Outdoors social media accounts– Instagram and Facebook.  At the end of the online survey, participants will be asked if they would like to participate in follow-up phone interview. 5-10 participants will be selected randomly to participate in the phone interview.


Rules and Eligibility

All respondents who complete the survey are eligible and may chose to enter their name into a raffle for one Latino Outdoors prize basket, a max value of 30$. (May include water bottle, t-shirt, sticker, and/or REI gift card etc.)

No purchase necessary. This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (except residents of Rhode Island) who are at least age 18 (or the age of majority under applicable law). If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these official rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Latino Outdoors reserves the right not to award prizes to you. The Sweepstakes starts at February 6th, at 12:01 am MST and ends on February 19th at 11:59 pm MST. All entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible to win a prize.

How to Enter

All submissions must be entered at tinyurl.com/LOsurvey2017 after survey has been completed. Limit one entry per person. Latino Outdoors Prize basket Raffle include: A prize with a max value of 30$. (May include water bottle, t-shirt, sticker, and/or REI gift card etc.) Latino Outdoors will provide funds for the prize basket.

Selection and Notification of Winner

Winner will be determined by a random drawing from all eligible entries, to be held at University of Wyoming. Need not be present to win. Winner will be notified by telephone or email message. To claim the prize, winner should follow the instructions contained in his or hers notification.

Odds of winning a prize depend on number of eligible entries received. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. All Prizes will be awarded. If a Prize is returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within ten (10) days after delivery of notification, the Prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner selected by a second random drawing from all remaining eligible entries. All Prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).

General Release

By entering the Sweepstakes, you release Latino Outdoors and all Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or

damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, or use of or inability to use any Prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

Use of Winner’s Name, Likeness, etc.

Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Sweepstakes constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, persona, hometown, and/or Prize information in all media now known or later devised throughout the universe in perpetuity for all purposes Latino Outdoors deems appropriate including, without limitation, for promotional and publicity purposes, without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any Prize, except where prohibited by law, winner may be required to execute a written consent, confirming Latino Outdoors right to use such winner’s name, likeness, persona, hometown, and/or Prize information without further permission or compensation.

Winner List; Rules Request. For a copy of the winner list or official rules send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope after February 6th, at 12:01 am MST and before February 19th at 11:59 pm MST. to 607 S 10th Street Laramie Wyoming 82070.


The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of California, U.S.A. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Latino Outdoors, which are final and binding in all respects. Latino Outdoors reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes or any entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond Latino Outdoors control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes, or Latino Outdoors otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Sweepstakes as planned, in which event all Prizes will be awarded via a random drawing from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Latino Outdoors reserves the right to amend, modify, or cancel the Sweepstakes at any time without notice. Entrants who violate these Official Rules; violate any law, rule, or regulation in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes; tamper with the operation of the Sweepstakes; or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Latino Outdoors , the Sweepstakes, or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Latino Outdoors sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Sweepstakes. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes, please e-mail them to Alfonso@latinooutdoors.org

Sweepstakes Sponsor: Latino Outdoors



Rifa de Canasta de Premio de Latino Outdoors

Latino Outdoors en asociación con la Universidad de Wyoming está poniendo en marcha un estudio para el análisis de la Declaración de la Misión y de la organización. Un enlace de la encuesta en línea a través de correo electrónico será enviado a través de un correo electrónico y será compartida a través de dos medios sociales de Latino Outdoors — Instagram y Facebook. Al final de la encuesta en línea, se les pedirá a los participantes si les gustaría participar en la entrevista telefónica de seguimiento. 5-10 participantes serán seleccionados al azar para participar en la entrevista telefónica.


Normas y criterios de elegibilidad

Todos los encuestados que completen la encuesta son elegibles y pueden optar por ingresar su nombre en un sorteo de una cesta de premios de Latino Outdoors, un valor máximo de 30 $. (Puede incluir una botella de agua, una camiseta, etiqueta engomada, y / o tarjeta de regalo REI etc.)

No es necesario comprar. Este sorteo está abierto a residentes legales de los cincuenta (50) Estados Unidos y el Distrito de Columbia (excepto los residentes de Rhode Island) que tengan al menos 18 años de edad (o la mayoría de edad bajo la ley aplicable). Si usted no cumple con cualquiera de estos requisitos, o cualquier otro requisito de elegibilidad en estas reglas oficiales, usted no es elegible para ganar un premio, y Latino Outdoors se reserva el derecho de no otorgar premios a usted. El Sorteo comienza el 6 de febrero a las 12:01 am MST y termina el 19 de febrero a las 11:59 pm MST. Todas las participaciones deben ser recibidas durante el período del sorteo para ser elegible para ganar un premio.

Cómo participar

Todas las observaciones se debe introducir en tinyurl.com/LOsurvey2017 tras encuesta se ha completado. Límite de una participación por persona. La canasta de rifa incluyen: Un premio con un valor máximo de 30 $. (Puede incluir una botella de agua, una camiseta, etiqueta engomada, y / o REI tarjeta de regalo, etc.) Latino Outdoors proporcionará fondos para la cesta premio.

Selección y Notificación del ganador

El ganador será determinado por un sorteo al azar entre todas las participaciones elegibles, que tendrá lugar en la Universidad de Wyoming. No es necesario estar presente para ganar. El ganador será notificado por teléfono o mensaje de correo electrónico. Para reclamar el premio, el ganador deberá seguir las instrucciones contenidas en él o de ella notificación.

Las probabilidades de ganar un premio dependen del número de inscripciones elegibles recibidas. Todos los impuestos federales, estatales y locales RELACIONADOS CON LA RECEPCIÓN O EL USO DE LOS PREMIOS SON RESPONSABILIDAD EXCLUSIVA DEL GANADOR. Todos los premios serán entregados. Si el premio es devuelto como imposible de entregar o de otra manera que no sea reclamado dentro de los diez (10) días después de la entrega de la notificación, el premio será descalificado y se otorgará a un ganador alternativo seleccionado por un segundo sorteo al azar entre todas las participaciones elegibles restantes. Todos los premios se entregan “tal cual” y sin garantía de ningún tipo, expresa o implícita (incluyendo, sin limitación, cualquier garantía de comerciabilidad o aptitud para un propósito en particular).

Liberación General

Al participar en el sorteo, esto  libera a Latino Outdoors y todas las Partes liberadas de toda responsabilidad y renuncia a cualquier y todas las causas de acción, por cualquier reclamo, costos, lesiones, pérdidas o

daños de cualquier tipo que surja de o en conexión con el concurso o la entrega, entrega equivocada, la aceptación, posesión o uso o imposibilidad de uso de cualquier premio (incluyendo, sin limitación, reclamos, costos, lesiones, pérdidas y daños relacionados con lesiones personales, muerte, daño o destrucción de propiedad, derechos de publicidad o privacidad, difamación o representación en una luz falsa, ya sea intencional o no intencional), ya sea bajo teoría de contrato, agravio (incluyendo negligencia), garantía o cualquier otra teoría.

El uso de del ganador nombre, imagen, etc.

Excepto donde esté prohibido por la ley, la entrada en el Sorteo constituye el permiso para usar el nombre del ganador, semejanza, personalidad, ciudad natal, y / o información del premio en todos los medios conocidos o posterior ideados por todo el universo a perpetuidad a todos los efectos Latino Outdoors estime apropiadas, incluyendo, sin limitación, con fines de promoción y publicidad, sin el permiso adicional o compensación. Como condición para recibir cualquier premio, excepto donde esté prohibido por la ley, el ganador puede ser requerido para ejecutar un consentimiento por escrito, confirmando Latino Outdoors derecho de uso de dicho ganador nombre, imagen, persona, ciudad natal, y / o información Premio sin el permiso adicional o compensación.

Lista de ganadores; Reglas petición. Para obtener una copia de la lista de ganador o normas oficiales envíe un sobre sellado, con su dirección, de tamaño comercial después del 6 de febrero a las 12:01 am MST y antes de febrero 19 a las 23:59 MST. a 607 S 10th Street Laramie Wyoming 82070.


El Concurso y estas Reglas oficiales se regirán e interpretarán conforme a las leyes del estado de California, USA. Participantes se comprometen a cumplir con estas Reglas Oficiales y las decisiones de Latino Outdoors, que son definitivas y vinculantes en todos los aspectos. Latino Outdoors se reserva el derecho de modificar estas Reglas Oficiales en cualquier momento, a su sola discreción, y de suspender o cancelar el concurso o la participación de cualquier participante en el Sorteo deben virus, bugs, intervención humana no autorizada u otras causas más allá del control de  Latino Outdoors afecta a la administración, la seguridad o la manera correcta del sorteo, o Latino Outdoors de lo contrario se convierte en (tal como se determina a su sola discreción) incapaz de ejecutar el sorteo como estaba previsto, en cuyo caso se otorgarán todos los premios a través de un sorteo al azar entre todas las inscripciones elegibles entradas recibidas antes de la cancelación. No obstante lo anterior, Latino Outdoors se reserva el derecho de enmendar, modificar o cancelar el sorteo en cualquier momento sin previo aviso. Los participantes que no cumplan estas Reglas Oficiales; violar cualquier ley, norma o reglamento en relación con la participación en el sorteo; alterar el funcionamiento del Sorteo; o participar en cualquier conducta que es perjudicial o injusta para Latino Outdoors el Sorteo, o cualquier otro participante (en cada caso, según se determina en Latino Outdoors sola discreción) están sujetos a la descalificación de entrada en el Sorteo. Cualquier disposición de estas Reglas Oficiales considera inaplicable se hará cumplir en la medida permitida, y el resto de estas Reglas Oficiales se mantendrá vigente. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre estas Reglas Oficiales o en el Sorteo, envíe un correo electrónico a Alfonso@latinooutdoors.org

Sorteo Patrocinador: Latino Outdoors


Parques Para Todos: Pa’Delante In 2017

By José G. González

This article was originally published in Huffington Post 

Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, California. A new monument in Northern California which Latino Outdoors supported,

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 to have the support of the future President.

The Obama administration was an example of the importance of having park champions at the highest levels of government. President Obama protected more land and water than any other president. His Every Kid in a Park initiative gave every fourth grader, and their families, free access to national parks and all public lands, which preserve America’s most beautiful and historic places. Obama expanded monuments that celebrate the country’s historical diversity, such as Harriet Tubman National Monument, César E. Chavez National Monument, and Stonewall National Monument, to harness the power that parks and preservation have in making history come alive.

Kids receiving their Junior Ranger Badge at Muir Woods National Monument as part of a joint program with CA State Parks Summer in Learning Program with leadership from Latino Outdoors Regional Coordinator Alicia Cruz.

Kids receiving their Junior Ranger Badge at Muir Woods National Monument as part of a joint program with CA State Parks Summer in Learning Program with leadership from Latino Outdoors Regional Coordinator Alicia Cruz.

California has led the charge, too, to protect our public lands and treasured green spaces. State parks are often a model for the rest of the country, and California is stepping up to the challenge of meeting the needs of an increasingly urban, diverse population. A two-year transformation process is wrapping up, paving the way for reforms that will provide programming and diverse staffing to ensure that state park visitors reflect the Golden state’s demographics by 2025.

North Table Mountain Ecological Preserve, Butte County. Outing led by Latino Outdoors Outings Leader Eduardo Gonzalez.

Californians also showed a willingness to support funding for parks in places like Los Angeles and Berkeley. In the case of Los Angeles County, an assessment of park needs commits the region to investing in reducing historical park disparities that have resulted in low-income communities receiving less than their share of green space. Given the importance that parks play in the health and wellbeing of our communities, I helped to launch Parks Now, a coalition of diverse park champions have come together to ensure that park reforms don’t get lost among other issues. We are pushing for equity in access, guided by the work I do through my own organization, Latino Outdoors, where we lead efforts to reconnect people of all backgrounds to our open spaces and to prove that we all have a place in the outdoors.

Malibu Creek State Park, Calabasas, California. Latino Outdoors 2016 Leadership Campout.

But there is still a lot of work to be done, and parks will always need a champion in Washington D.C.

We urge the president-elect and his administration to continue the work accomplished so far and to aim even higher in honor of our future generations and their right to public lands. Federal lands make up roughly 27 percent of the land area of the U.S., and they belong to each and every one of us. Public lands protect wild landscapes and natural and cultural resources, and invigorate us with their beauty, crisp air, and majestic views. Parks are a birthright of all Americans, which means we all deserve access to green space and we all have the responsibility to be stewards of our public lands.

Cosumnes River Preserve, Sacramento, California. Latino Outdoors outing by Regional Coordinators, Ambassadors, and Outings Leaders Raquel Rangel, Jacky Elizarraraz, Natividad Chavez, and Eduardo Gonzalez.

We hope that the incoming administration embraces everyone’s right to green space and upholds the principle that public lands belong to everyone. We expect the Trump administration to:

  • Be a vocal supporter of parks. Make sure that we continue to preserve our public lands for future generations.
  • Continue to encourage greater access to our outdoors. Support initiatives like Every Kid in a Park and policies to expand access to parks for park-poor communities.
  • Advocate for diverse parks leaders. Park staff should reflect our population in order to cater to the needs to our entire communities. Everyone deserves to feel welcome when they visit a park and to be able to take ownership of our breathtaking landscapes.

Improving our parks will benefit all our generations to come. Now is the time to be a champion for parks and keep the flame alive. Now is the time to protect the future of our public lands, more than ever.

Little Basin State Park, Boulder Creek, CA. Sacred Heart Nativity School, San Jose, CA Outdoor Education program facilitated by Latino Outdoors

¡Estamos Aquí! Opening America’s Public Lands and Green Spaces

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 of the significant ties that our community has to nature and the outdoors. This is important not just to help our parks reflect and welcome the whole diversity of the American identity – but also because as we head to the polls in November, we want to highlight the ways that conservation and access to nature will be at the top of the Latino agenda.

Fortunately, there is growing acknowledgment that the future of our public lands depends on their ability to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse nation. Recently, the White House highlighted efforts Latinos are undertaking to connect our communities with public lands by hosting the premier screening of Estamos Aquí: A Celebration of Nature y Cultura, a film created by Latino Outdoors and The Nature Kids Institute.

Public lands belong to everyone—as President Obama has stated, it is a birthright of all Americans. All communities deserve access to our natural resources and the subsequent health and economic benefits. Yet, Latinos continue to face barriers in accessing parks and engaging in the outdoor experience, including a lack of knowledge about national parks and an inability to access these parks from their homes. Despite widespread interest in visiting parks, some park-poor communities simply don’t have the needed access to green spaces.

Take Los Angeles as an example, one of the most diverse cities in one of the most diverse states: neighborhoods that are predominantly white have 32 park acres, while Latino areas have 0.6 park acres. When Latinos do visit our parks, they are faced with a cultural divide – park staff who do not look like them and outdoor spaces that do not nurture large families and social gatherings. In a country that prides itself on inclusivity and diversity, we still need to undertake more work in our public lands so they reflect and respect the perspective of more communities.

The conversation about Latinos and the environment must start at the local level by ensuring that everyone has access to quality, local parks. In our home state of California, Latino Outdoors has created pathways for families and youth to connect with nature. Our leaders have developed culturally relevant programming and events to empower the Latino community to explore and share their personal experiences. For many, opportunities such as bilingual hikes serve as their first introduction to our parks system. We’re also part of a California coalition that is working to ensure that equity is a driving principle in park policy.

Meanwhile, the Obama Administration is leading the charge on the national level. We are pleased that the White House has pushed initiatives that fuel interest in our public spaces among youth and communities of color, adding a narrative of inclusion to America’s green spaces and the Great Outdoors. President Obama has protected more public lands and water than any other president, designated national monuments that honor the distinct heritage and history of our country, and launched an initiative to allow every fourth grade student and their family to experience the grandiose beauty of our public lands. With other partners we are also pushing for this work at the national level with the Next 100 Coalition and the Latino Conservation Alliance.

The White House’s premier screening of Estamos Aquí: A Celebration of Nature y Cultura brought to light the personal stories of Latinos who are leading local efforts to engage with the outdoors. Together we must take the steps to further showcase and grow this as a national movement.

José G. González is the Founder of Latino Outdoors, a volunteer-run organization focused on celebrating Latino culture in nature and connecting families with the outdoors. Connect with José “Green Chicano” and Latino Outdoors on Twitter @JoseBilingue and @LatinoOutdoors.