July 16 through July 24 is Latino Conservation Week: Disfrutando y Conservando Nuestra Tierra, an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF). Latino Conservation Week was created to support the Latino community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources.
During this week, community, non-profit, faith-based, and government organizations and agencies hold events throughout the country. From hiking and camping to community roundtables and film screenings, these activities promote conservation efforts in their community, and provide an opportunity for Latinos to show their support for permanently protecting our land, water, and air.
Here in Pennsylvania PPFF and DCNR are coming together with other community partners to offer a host of activities and learning experiences for our Latino friends. Stay tuned for the full picture.
Tentative plans include events at Beltzville State Park, French Creek State Park, Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, and the William Penn State Forest.
Visit the PPFF events calendar to see where and when events are taking place.