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Defensores de la Cuenca

Connecting people to the watershed, nature, and each other

Knowledge

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.

Experiences

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.

Leadership

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.

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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 .

  • Salsa en el Parque - Long Branch Nature Center
    Salsa en el Parque - Long Branch Nature Center
    Fri, Jun 14
    Arlington
    Jun 14, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Arlington, 625 S Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, VA 22204, USA
    Jun 14, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Arlington, 625 S Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, VA 22204, USA
    Música, comida, baile y diversión - Ven y únete a nosotros en esta noche gratuita y familiar.
  • Salsa en el Parque - Traci Adkins Park - Baltimore
    Salsa en el Parque - Traci Adkins Park - Baltimore
    Fri, Jun 21
    Traci Adkins Parks
    Jun 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Traci Adkins Parks, 401 S Stricker St, Baltimore, MD 21223, USA
    Jun 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Traci Adkins Parks, 401 S Stricker St, Baltimore, MD 21223, USA
    Únase a nosotros en el parque para disfrutar de una noche de música salsa, baile salsa y ¡salsa para comer! Trae a tu familia a esta noche gratuita de diversión, música y baile.
  • Día de pesca familiar
    Día de pesca familiar
    Sat, Jun 29
    Spotsylvania County
    Jun 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Spotsylvania County, Motts Run Reservoir, Virginia 22407, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Spotsylvania County, Motts Run Reservoir, Virginia 22407, USA
    Acompáñenos en una mañana de pesca. Proporcionaremos licencias de pesca, por orden de llegada, a las 20 primeras personas. Debe estar registrado para recibir la licencia gratuita.

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