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News - April 16, 2021

Our better nature: Six ideas to diversify the outdoors

Conservationist and educator explains what the region is doing right — and wrong — to make environmental movements more inclusive

by Kate Bradshaw

The past year has been in many ways a devastating one for the Latino community, which has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 nationwide. It's also brought unprecedented changes in the outdoors community as the pandemic has triggered widespread shutdowns of open recreation spaces, followed by reopenings that drew record numbers of visitors as people sought out refuge in the great outdoors.

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Posted by Rose
a resident of Mayfield
on Apr 15, 2021 at 6:59 pm

Rose is a registered user.

Reading this story makes me wonder if our conservation/education organizations might consider developing some Spanish speaking guides (native speakers or not) to lead guided hikes. They could be relaxing hikes of different lengths, or they might also focus -- on birds, trees, or whatever. Families would probably love this opportunity.

Sierra Club, Sempervirens, Hidden Villa, Green Foothills, POST, Midpeninsula Open Space District -- what do you think? Thank you for this article and gracias to Mr. González for his wonderful work.