September 15 launched National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through mid-October. Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors [HECHO] executive director Camilla Simon writes that as she celebrates Hispanic leadership and stewardship of land and water, it’s also vital to listen and learn from the traditional stewardship practices that are rooted in Hispanic culture. Read Camilla’s piece here.
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, please show support for some of our favorite Latinx leaders in the outdoors:
- Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO) amplifies Latino voices, promotes Latino cultural heritage, and advocates for public lands conservation. Become an advocate.
- LatinXhikers is a grassroots initiative dedicated to dismantling barriers in the outdoors by creating access, providing representation, and empowering communities to connect with nature. Attend an event.
- Vamos Afuera (Get Out, Stay Out) is a grassroots, Central Coast nonprofit created by Karen Ramos. It invites Indigenous migrant youth to run, play, and discover themselves in the natural environment. Donate to equity in the outdoors.
- Nature Mama Reads, or Alessandra Hurt, is a Chicana mama dedicated to helping others read more Latinx and queer stories. Browse their list of diverse nature books.
- Gabaccia Moreno is a first-generation, Mexican-American creator, consultant, and outdoor advocate. Sign up for the free Outdoorist Oath workshop on November 7 to commit to the planet, inclusion, and adventure.
The mission of the Green Mountain Club is to make the mountains of Vermont play a larger role in the life of the people. We are committed to ensuring the GMC and Long Trail system are places that are inviting, safe, and open, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.