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Latino Conservation Week Draws Families Across State


Tuesday, July 20, 2021   

LOS ANGELES -- This week is the eighth annual Latino Conservation Week, sponsored by the Hispanic Access Foundation, with more than 150 events taking place in California and across the country.

The program invites everyone to get out and enjoy the Golden State's local, county, state and national parks.

Keila Vizcarra, a Latino Conservation Week ambassador and a visitor services information assistant for the Angeles National Forest, said too many people live in urban areas with few local parks, so access needs to be improved.

"Access to local trails, access to information to getting outdoors, or even transportation access," Vizcarra outlined.

Events planned include low-cost or free camping trips and hikes, webinars and beach trips from San Diego to Los Angeles, from the central coast to the Bay Area and points north.

A 2020 report from the Outdoor Industry Association showed only 11.6% of Latinos take part in outdoor recreation activities.

Vizcarra contended the more kids who get out into the forests, mountains and beaches, the healthier our communities and environment will be.

"It's important for them to be exposed to their local trails, their local parks, something that involves them so that they can become stewards of the land," Vizcarra urged.

Census data show the U.S. Latino population has grown to more than 60.6 million people, more than 18% of the nation's total, and is projected to become nearly one-third of the population by 2050.

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