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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,

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

Earlier Event: July 15
Latino Conservation Week
Later Event: September 30
September 30 is National Public Lands Day