The ReWild Coalition has become one of the largest and most diverse coalitions assembled for a San Diego environmental initiative, and since this year’s Latino Conservation Week is set to get underway on Saturday, it’s an excellent time to welcome Latino Outdoors as the newest member of the ReWild Mission Bay coalition.
While Latino populations are the fastest-growing demographics in the U.S., Latino communities are among the least represented in conservation, outdoor recreation, and environmental education.
To address the need for greater representation in the conservation, and enjoyment, of our federal, state, and local public lands, Latino Outdoors began with a “wellness walk” at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County in 2013, and has quickly grown into one of the nation’s most active volunteer conservation outlets.
Latino Outdoors features a replicable community model that allows individuals to bring their particular environmental passions and to each Latino Outdoors event, including hiking and backpacking outings, mentoring activities, advocacy in expanding outdoor access, and partnering with like-minded organizations like the California State Parks Foundation, REI, and Patagonia.
A big welcome to Latino Outdoors, and keep an eye out for our next coalition e-newsletter, coming soon with the latest ReWild Coalition updates and information.