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. (One-pager)



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

  • Paseos en bote - Río Anacostia
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Aug 19
    Aug 19, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Bladensburg, 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD 20710, USA
    Únase a nosotros para recorrer el río Anacostia. Estamos ofreciendo estos paseos en bote gratis en colaboración con Anacostia Watershed Society con el apoyo del Servicio de Parques Nacionales. Regístrese para avisarnos que viene.
  • ¡Celebración de verano en Sandy Point!
    Sat, Aug 20
    Sandy Point State Park
    Aug 20, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Sandy Point State Park, 1100 College Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21409, USA
    ¡Están invitados a unirte a nosotros para celebrar en la playa! Únase a nosotros para un día divertido y familiar. Déjanos saber si vendrás. Regístrese para avisarnos que viene y recibir instrucciones de entrada. Planee llegar a las 9 para asegurar la entrada.
  • Salsa en el parque - Salsa in the Park
    Thu, Sep 08
    Edmonston Recreation Center
    Sep 08, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Edmonston Recreation Center, 5100 Tanglewood Dr, Edmonston, MD 20781, USA
    ¡Diversión, comida y música!



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