Montgomery Parks will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the 9th annual Latino Conservation Week, July 16 – 24.
Latino Conservation Week was created by the Hispanic Access Foundation in 2014 and it aims to “connect Latino communities across the country with opportunities to get involved in outdoor recreation, conservation education, and advocacy efforts,” according to Montgomery Parks.
MyMCM spoke with Serenella Linares and Denisse Guitarra from the Audubon Naturalist Society about two events they will be host in partnership with Montgomery Parks.
More than 160 events are expected nationwide with the purpose of inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards in the Latino community.
Some of the events that will be taking place in the county include a nature walk, forest bathing, kayaking, tree climbing, and free salsa dance lessons.
Montgomery Parks announced Friday afternoon that their Latino Conservation Week Kick-off Fiesta scheduled for Saturday, July 16 is posponed due to thunderstorms in the forecast. The event is rescheduled for Saturday, July 23 from 5 p.m- 10 p.m. at Wheaton Regional Park.