Wilderness Workshop’s "Defiende Nuestra Tierra" program is celebrating Latino Conservation Week with a hike and barbeque in Rifle Saturday.
This is the first year for a local celebration. Beatriz Soto is Latino Outreach Coordinator with Wilderness Workshop.
“The Latino community does care very much about climate change, access to the outdoors, having a healthy lifestyle, and to have a livable planet," said Soto.
It’s part of a nation-wide Latino Conservation Week that aims to make public lands access more inclusive.
It kicks off with a bilingual guided hike to Rifle Arch, followed by the Fiesta Communitaria in Davidson Park.