Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Get Outdoors Nevada Day

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As part of this Saturday’s Get Outdoors Nevada Day, Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting & the Outdoors (HECHO) will be hosting a “campsite” featuring tent construction contests every hour, plus mountain biking instruction to anyone who visits this booth.  Avid mountain biker and hiker Al Martinez will be the host, who is an HECHO board member as well as supervisor for the Whitney Recreation & Senior Center in Las Vegas. He will be joined by avid outdoorsmen Jasen Rodriguez and Carlos Hernandez.

“I grew up in a family that would camp, fish, hunt, and hike, and I thought they were the coolest things we did,” said Martinez.  “I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge and passion with others at Get Outdoors Nevada Day.”

HECHO seeks to engage more Latinos to help balance development with conservation on public lands.   The organization works to protect 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. 

“This is a perfect opportunity for Latino families to spend time together and continue our cultural tradition of enjoying the outdoors,” said HECHO spokesperson Liz Archuleta.  “We’re building the next generation of stewards of public lands.”

WHERE & WHEN:   -- Get Outdoors Nevada Day will take place at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam  Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89074. (Wigwam Parkway & Stephanie Street) in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9am to 2pm.  Look for the HECHO banner!

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Oct
7
8:00 AM08:00

Free Arizona Family Fishing Day

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On Saturday, October 7 the public is invited to attend a free fishing day with free hot dogs and snacks hosted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo, Phoenix Councilman Nowakowski, Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting & the Outdoors (HECHO), and the Laveen Baseball League.  The AZ Game and Fish Department will provide 100 loaner fishing rods, bait and instructions (or bring your own!). 

This is a family-friendly event, and no experience is necessary.  The lake will be stocked with 500 pounds of catfish.  Fishing licenses are not required during the planned hours of the event for those who register at the Arizona Game & Fish booth, located on-site.

“This is a perfect opportunity for Latino families to spend time together and continue our cultural tradition of enjoying the outdoors,” said Liz Archuleta, Arizona spokesperson for HECHO.  “We’re building the next generation of stewards of public lands.”

The event will take place at Alvord Lake in Ceasar Chavez Park, 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85339

 

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September 30 is National Public Lands Day
Sep
30
7:00 AM07:00

September 30 is National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 30 is National Public Lands Day (NPLD)!  What will you be doing to celebrate?  Entrance fees will be waived on all federal public lands and many state parks, including some monuments, wildlife refuges, forests, grasslands, marine sanctuaries, lakes, and reservoirs. (Please check with your local parks to confirm!)

These special places belong to all of us.  They are testaments to our nation’s diverse heritage, recreational resources unparalleled in beauty, and economic engines for local communities.

Happy National Public Lands Day from HECHO!

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Celebrate Latino Conservation Week in Northern New Mexico!
Jul
21
to Jul 23

Celebrate Latino Conservation Week in Northern New Mexico!

Latino Conservation Week (#LCW2017) is coming up, and HECHO will be celebrating the weekend of July 21 – 23 in Las Vegas, New Mexico and the surrounding areas with events that are free and open to the public. (Please see full schedule below.) The three days of activities highlight Latino connections to the outdoors, stewardship of the land, and maintaining generations-old traditions in camping. Please join us and bring your friends and family! 

For more information please contact HECHO Board Member Rock Ulibarri, 505-340-6907, piedrajuez@gmail.com

Friday, July 21 – 5:30PM -- “Estamos Aqui” Movie Screening and Community Conversation on the Cultural Connection of Hispanics to the Land, with light refreshments provided.  Co-sponsored by Latino Outdoors.  Location:  Luna Community College in the Learning Resource Center, 366 Luna Drive, Las Vegas, NM 87701

Saturday, July 22 - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Community Clean-up with hot dogs and drinks provided – Please join us to help clean up High Point (Sangre de Cristo Mountains) with Hermit's Peak Watershed Alliance and Casa Cultura, San Miguel County, residents and other groups. Participants should bring water.  Location:  Meet at Skating Pond

Saturday, July 22 - 5:00PM - Camping at Porvenir with s’mores and hot chocolate, and Community Conversation about Hispanic Connections to the Land -- After clean-up is over, participants and residents are welcome to head to the HECHO campsite at the Porvenir Campground. HECHO will host an evening gathering with s’mores & hot chocolate (this is open to all, including people who are not spending the night). Participants should bring their own food & water.  Grills and charcoal will be available. Location:  El Porvenir Campground on Hwy 65 -- Look for the HECHO Campsite

Sunday, July 23 - 8:00AM Morning Hike with HECHO near Porvenir campgrounds -- Two different hike options will be provided.  Option 1:  A 3-hour moderate level hike. Option 2: A 7-hour advanced level hike. Participants should bring their own water, snacks and lunch.   Location:  El Porvenir Campground on Hwy 65 -- Look for the HECHO Campsite

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Latino Conservation Week
Jul
15
to Jul 23

Latino Conservation Week

During this week, community, non-profit, faith-based, and government organizations and agencies hold events throughout the country. From hiking and camping to community roundtables and film screenings, these activities promote conservation efforts in their community, and provide an opportunity for Latinos to show their support for permanently protecting our land, water, and air. 

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Public Meeting on Moab Master Leasing Plan in Salt Lake City, UT
Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

Public Meeting on Moab Master Leasing Plan in Salt Lake City, UT

What it is: A public meeting to provide the public with an overview of the Moab Master Leasing Plan, a document that will regulate future oil, gas, and potash development on public lands in Grand County and San Juan County. During the meeting officials will also respond to questions and take public comments.

Who should attend: Anyone who cares about public lands within Grand County and San Juan County

Why you should attend: To ask questions, have your voice heard, and be part of a public process

Read about the Moab Master Leasing Plan

Background: Public lands are big business for Moab’s outdoor recreation economy. Two of the nation’s most iconic national parks – Arches and Canyonlands – bring thousands of visitors each year into Utah. And Moab’s main street is bustling with visitors that have come to enjoy a broad range of recreation opportunities on lands that surround the parks: including jeeping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and river running – the list continues to grow.

If we want to maintain a healthy, thriving, and diverse local economy in Moab, we have to protect recreation access on America public lands. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is currently crafting a Moab “master leasing plan” with the input of tourism and recreation businesses, the oil and gas industry, potash mining companies, local officials, and the public.

This locally-driven process can protect our parks and public lands that drive a diverse outdoor recreation economy, while ensuring oil and gas drilling occurs responsibly and in the right places. A final plan is anticipated in early 2016.

Information from Public Land Solutions

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