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Eastern Sierra News for July 19, 2024





DEATH VALLEY, CA – Friends of the Inyo, Death Valley National Park, the Bureau of Land Management, and other conservation organizations will kick off the Latino Conservation Week celebration with an event on July 15 in Bishop, CA. “Naturaleza, Conectividad y Crédito” (“Nature, Connectivity and Credit”) is a free, bilingual event to share the best ways to access and enjoy public lands.

The event will take place on July 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the parking lot of AltaOne Federal Credit Union, 462 N. Main St., Bishop, 93514.  There will be food, music, raffles and the opportunity to interface with local conservation organizations who will share tips on outdoor ethics as well as educational and job opportunities in the local area. The event is free and open to the public.

July 15-23, 2023 is Latino Conservation Week. An initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation, this nationwide celebration provides a platform to showcase the Latino community and promote outdoor recreational activities, cultural connections, and environmental education.

Many National Park Service parks, programs, and partners are hosting in-park and virtual events all week long. Visit the Latino Conservation Week website at to find information on other events in your local area.

Lower elevations in Death Valley are often some of the hottest places on Earth during the month of July. Park rangers encourage visitors to stay safe by drinking plenty of water, eating salty snacks, and staying within a short walk of air conditioning at lower elevations. Higher elevations within the park offer a chance to escape the summer heat. Hiking to the top of Telescope and Wildrose Peaks, camping a Mahogany Flats, or enjoying the dark night skies from Wildrose Campground present the perfect opportunity to experience the park during Latino Conservation Week and all summer long.

Join the celebration on social media by using #LatinoConservationWeek#LCW2023 and #LatinoHeritage.

Death Valley National Park is the homeland of the Timbisha Shoshone and preserves natural resources, cultural resources, exceptional wilderness, scenery, and learning experiences within the nation’s largest conserved desert landscape and some of the most extreme climate and topographic conditions on the planet. Learn more at  

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