Latino Conservation Week is nearly upon us! Running July 16-23 this year, we’re proud to be co-hosting events alongside our friends at HEAL Utah, Conserve Southwest Utah, and other local organizations who recognize the importance of Latino/a/e leadership within the conservation movement. Below are brief descriptions of the events we’ll be at– make sure to tap the link for events you’re interested in to read the full details. We hope to see you there!
Come join SUWA and HEAL Utah for an educational hike along the Rocky Peak Trail in the Three Peaks Recreation Area. We will be exploring the topics of conservation of the nearby Antelope Mountain Range, conservation and its close links with Latinx culture and heritage, as well as explore the history of the nearby Old Spanish National Historic Trail. The hike is an easy to moderate trail and will take approximately an hour and a half to two hours. A dual-sided brochure about the covered topics will be provided in Spanish and English to help drive conversation and camaraderie. Let’s get out on the trail, together!
Beat the heat in the St. George Library and meet Tu-wee the Desert Tortoise, Charlie the King Snake and Hercules the Gila monster. These are the reptile celebrities, and endangered species ambassadors, of Red Cliffs. They’re here to take photos with the family and teach you how to protect their desert home. Enjoy tortoise trivia and games, and earn your badge to become a Certified Tortoise Defender.