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Defensores de la Cuenca

Connecting people to the watershed, nature, and each other


We work to share knowledge and information with the Latino community on the important role the environment has on our lives, health and well-being - and the impact we have on it.


We create an inviting atmosphere for Latin@/es to make meaningful connections while telling our stories and expressing our culture, faith, and love of nature.


We believe that, with access to the right resources, the Latino community can be empowered by their own abilities and become strong and confident leaders.

Quienes Somos

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. We provide an outlet where Latin@s can share their interests, talents, and passion for nature and the environment.

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Involucrando la Comunidad

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. Through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we all can make an impactful difference.

Nuestros Programas

La Academia de Defensores

La Academia is a paid Spanish language training opportunity that equips community leaders to serve as a point person in their community on watershed issues and solutions.

Defensores Youth Corps

DYC is a youth group focused on environmental stewardship and awareness raising. 

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Embajadores de los Árboles

Embajadores de los Árboles invites participants to serve as  ambassadors through increasing their knowledge, helping to find hosts/locations for trees, and shepherding their success .

  • Festival del Río Rappahannock
    Festival del Río Rappahannock
    Sun, Jun 02
    Jun 02, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Fredericksburg, 2201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA
    Jun 02, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Fredericksburg, 2201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA
    Únete a Defensores y Friends of the Rappahannock en nuestro tercer festival anual del río rappahannock. ¡Ven a un día de comida, música, baile y diversión en el río Rappahannock!


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