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!