Latino Conservation Week (LCW) was created by the Hispanic Access Foundation in 2014 to connect Latino communities across the country with opportunities to get involved in outdoor recreation, conservation education, and advocacy efforts.
The week aims to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards. As the largest minority group in America – one that is expected to grow to nearly one-third of the population by 2050 – the Latino community’s role as stewards is critical to the future success and preservation of our nation’s public lands. This year, there are expected to be more than 160 events nationwide. We hope you can join us!
Get outdoors and make an impact on your local environment! Join Montgomery Parks and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection for a guided community cleanup of Broadacres Local Park and surrounding neighborhoods. We’ll discuss how litter enters waterways from our communities and outline five things you can do to help. Be prepared to walk up to 2 miles. We will provide all equipment and gear, just dress for weather and bring water!
DÍA DE LA COMUNIDAD Y LA CONSERVACIÓN: Latino Conservation Week Park & Neighborhood Clean Up
Saturday, July 17, 2021 | TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Broadacres Local Park – 710 Beacon Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20903
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KAYAK ON THE LAKE
Thursday July 22, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., or 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Lake Needwood Boats – 15700 Needwood Lake Circle Rockville, MD 20855
***Registration is Full Click here to join the waitlist (participants must be at least 12 years old.)
Join Montgomery Parks and Latino Outdoors for an hour exploring the beautiful 75-acre Lake Needwood in a rental kayak. Look for wildlife, meet other outdoor enthusiasts, or just enjoy a peaceful paddle. Kayakers of all levels are welcome!
Kayak, paddle, and life jacket provided. Water-friendly clothing and hat, strap-on water sandals or shoes (no flip-flops, please) recommended. Arrive 30 minutes before your timeslot. Participants must be at least 12 years old. Those aged 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem or nearby kayak. Ages 16 and up can kayak independently.
For a full list of activities visit: MontgomeryParks.org/Celebrate-Latino-Conservation-Week-2/