Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO) is a group for Latinos who value our nation’s public lands. We work to protect our healthy watersheds, clean air and robust wildlife habitats so that we can continue to enjoy and practice centuries-old cultural traditions that depend on these open spaces. From southwestern deserts to northern forestland, Latinos throughout America have a strong connection to our nation's diverse landscapes. We urge our elected and appointed policymakers to safeguard our precious public lands, so that our children can enjoy fishing, hiking, hunting, camping and other outdoor activities for generations to come.
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The Latest News
HECHO thanks leadership from New Mexico
New Mexico Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham call for strong rules to prevent natural gas waste. The state of New Mexico leads the country in wasted natural gas. Read more about it here.
Fishing day at Desert West Park in Phoenix!
Did you know that Phoenix, Arizona has one of the best Urban Fishing programs in the country? Access to many of those opportunities has been funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Liz Archuleta of HECHO joined AZ State Representative Mark Cardenas, Arizona Fish and Game, and members of the community at Desert West Park for a Fishing Day. Approximately 100 people attended the Arizona Free Fishing Day at Desert West Park.
LWCF is coming up for reauthorization in September, and HECHO is working to make sure that places like Desert West Park are preserved for public enjoyment. Read more about LWCF here.