Connecting people to the watershed, nature, and each other


Our name means Watershed Defenders. A non-profit dedicated to helping the Latino community connect with the natural world through knowledge, shared experiences, and opportunities to preserve and defend the Chesapeake Bay watershed for a healthier mind, body and soul.



Defensores de la Cuenca works to create a green infrastructure and network that is both inviting and inspiring from the point of view of the Latino community. We work to build strong and resilient communities, to promote a sustainable way of life, to bring prosperity through shared resources and opportunities, and to grow a dedicated group of defenders for the watershed.



Defensores creates opportunities for Latin@s to make meaningful connections to nature. We create an inviting atmosphere for Latin@s to tell our stories and express our culture, faith, and love of nature.


Defensores works to educate the Latino community on the important role the environment has on our lives, our health and well-being and and the impact we have on it.


“Do the best you can until you know better. 

Then when you know better, do better.”

Maya Angelou



Defensores believes that with access to the right resources, the Latino community can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to become strong leaders in their own way. We want to be an outlet where Latin@s can share their interests, talents, and passion for nature and the environment. Through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we all can make an impactful difference.


Próximos Eventos

  • Día de pesca - Bladensburg Waterfront Park
    Jun 12, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Bladensburg, 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD 20710, USA
    Únase a nosotros para un divertido día de pesca. Ven con tu familia o un amigo. Aprenda sobre las cuencas y cómo lo que hacemos afecta a los peces que comemos.
  • Día familiar en la naturaleza
    Sun, Jun 13
    Jun 13, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Bladensburg, 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD 20710, USA
    Disfruta de un día de diversión en la naturaleza, aprendiendo sobre el medio ambiente y cuidando a la madre tierra.
  • Latino Conservation Month - Nottoway Park
    Jul 10, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Vienna, 9537 Courthouse Rd, Vienna, VA 22181, USA
    Join us for the day of action, fun, and family at Nottoway Park.
  • Latino Conservation Month - Lake Fairfax
    Jul 17, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Reston, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190, USA
    Celebrate Latino Conservation Week at Lake Fairfax with your family. Nature hikes, mushroom hunts, kayak/boat trips, fishing, music, and dance.
  • Semana de Conservación Latina - Latino Conservation Week
    Jul 17, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Baltimore, Masonville Cove, Baltimore, MD 21226, USA
    Ven y únete a nosotros en Masonville Cove para un día lleno de actividades divertidas para la familia. Más información para seguir pronto. Come and join us at Masonville Cove for a day filled with family fun activities. More information to follow soon.
  • Semana de la conservación latina @ Río Rappahannock / Latino Conservation Week @ Rappahonnock River
    Jul 18, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA
    Únase a nosotros para celebrar la semana de la conservación latina en el río Rappahonnock con "Friends of the Rappahonnock". Traiga a su familia, diviértase y aprenda a cuidar nuestros recursos naturales. Más detalles a continuación. Regístrese para recibir actualizaciones de eventos.
  • Latino Conservation Month - Frying Pan Park
    Jul 24, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Herndon, 2709 West Ox Rd, Herndon, VA 20171, USA
    Join us for a fun, family-friendly day at this working farm. Free carousel ride for registered participants.
  • Defensores de la Cuenca Retreat - REGISTRATION OPENS EARLY JULY 2021
    Sep 16, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Thorpewood Inc, 12805 Mink Farm Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788, USA
    Watershed Defenders will spend the day in this beautiful and inspirational facility to learn how to continue their Defensore/a journey, where to get support and develop partnerships, where to find funding for their projects, and develop personal relationships with other Latin@s in the environment.



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