Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is hosting a series of special programming and events in celebration of Latino Conservation Week July 13 – 21, 2019. The week, an initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation, launched in 2014 to provide the Latino community and others opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, learn about conservation efforts and demonstrate their support for protecting our natural resources.
In support of the Latino Conservation Week, Montgomery Parks will host a variety of events, including nature programs, children's fishing lessons, Spanish storytimes, a 5k run/walk, a volunteer park cleanup and a summer festival with live music, dancing and an outdoor movie. This year, there are expected to be more than 150 Latino Conservation Week events nationwide.
"Latino Conservation Week provides a platform for Latinos to be introduced to outdoor recreation and conservation opportunities and helps establish connections between partners and the community," said Maite Arce, President and CEO, Hispanic Access Foundation. "As our nation's demographics continue to shift, the future of our public lands and natural resources depends on welcoming, engaging and cultivating Latinos and our diverse youth as environmental stewards."
The full schedule of events for Montgomery Parks and the full article can be found here.