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It was in a Mission style single-story adobe structure located in “40 Acres” in Delano, California that César Chávez began a 25-day public fast resulting in the convergence of a movement that redefined workers’ rights in the United States. César Chávez solemn sacrifices to advance equity represented a powerful statement of solidarity for the United Farm Workers Movement, while the little adobe structure became the movement’s headquarters - a place that then hosted their challenges and conviction for a better future. More than honoring our community's stories and acts of empowerment, how do preserve the places that evoke our ancestors’ legacy of progress?

Conservation and nature are near and dear to Diana Tapia and Cecilia Arteaga. So the pair, who are interning this summer as Lake Mead National Recreation Area communication specialists, set out to create an event to combine their love of nature and their goal of celebrating Latino heritage.

The Find Your Roots event they organized Saturday morning helped start Latino Conservation Week. Tapia and Arteaga, who landed their gigs through the Latino Heritage Internship Program, joined four volunteers to clean purple sage seedlings and transplant plants in the park’s nursery.

Just south of Yosemite, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National park is celebrating Latino Conservation Week.

Twenty young Latino adults from Los Angeles led by an intern from the Latino Heritage Internship Program, will work with scientists to collect data on the sequoias, hike the Giant Forest, participate in interactive exhibits and learn about the stewardship the Latino community takes preserving the national park.