Latino Conservation Week

Volunteer interacts with children.
A park ranger shares part of her cultural heritage with children visiting the park.

NPS / Kirke Wrench

Each year we celebrate Latino Conservation Week. This celebration seeks to engage the Latino community (and others) in activities within their national parks and other public lands and provide opportunities for Latino youth and families to join conservation efforts that benefit their communities and local parks. Join the National Park Service community in strengthening opportunities for the Latino community to discover our nation’s public lands and creating the next generation of stewards.

Started in 2014, Latino Conservation Week is an initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation to support the Latino community getting outdoors and participating in activities that protect our natural resources. In 2018, more than 150 programs and special events took place nationwide to celebrate Latino Heritage. In 2019, more than 36 Latino Heritage Internship Program interns worked in more than 33 national parks across the country on their own Latino Conservation Week projects.

Discover stories of American Latino Heritage told throughout the National Park System. The Hispanic Access Foundation can help you find a Latino Conservation Week event at a national park or on other public lands near you.

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You're invited to go out and explore the great outdoors during Latino Conservation Week!

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    Last updated: July 22, 2019