|The LULAC Youth Council visits Red Butte Gardens in Utah. Photo by BLM|
Latino Conservation Week, which started Saturday, is an opportunity for Latinos to show their support for our public lands. It is also a chance for us to show that we get how important the Latino community is to conservation and how we are working to make sure Latinos have a seat at the table when we plan conservation.
Across the country, we are reaching out to the Latino community.
And if you happen to be in San Diego on July 18, why not get to know the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge (a part of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve) by joining our education staff on a two-mile walk out to the Tijuana river mouth? Later, researcher Dr. Julio Lorda will talk about the benefits of the Tijuana River Estuary to humans and animals.
We were particularly proud to sponsor the 2015 National LULAC Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. LULAC – League of United Latin American Citizens – is the nation's oldest Latino civil rights organization and a leader in the development of a national Latino legislative agenda.