Latino Conservation Week with Tracy Aviary

Here at the Aviary, conservation plays a vital role. It is the underlying mission in everything we do. Each department contributes to our conservation and education efforts. Our events and fundraisers are dedicated not only to our birds, but also our environment and education programs that teach how we can take better care of the world we live in while inspiring others to do the same. 

Next week, Tracy Aviary is proud to be participating in Latino Conservation Week (LCW).  We have partnered up with Utah Chapter Sierra Club, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Summit Land Conservancy, Hartland Community 4 Youth & Families and Jordan River Commission to bring a week full of great nature and conservation themed activities for the whole family. This national nine day celebration goes from July 13th through the 21st and is all about providing an opportunity for all members of the community, including Latinos, to come together to demonstrate their passion for the outdoors and it’s preservation. 

 

How to Enjoy Latino Conservation Week:

 

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The week will begin with an invitation to “Relax at the River”. This free Tracy Aviary program is getting a special LCW twist and begins on Monday, July 15th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Inlet Park in Saratoga Springs. Complete with snacks, games, and activities that allow you to get to know the River better. You will get a chance to hear from Latino community leaders, share your connection to the River, and play some Loteria for fun prizes. Enjoy family night with Tracy Aviary, Utah Chapter Sierra Club, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Jordan River Commission while learning important steps in creating a better future for you and your loved ones.

 

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Find Utah Chapter Sierra Club and Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance at "Partners in the Park" from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Riverside Park. Their booth will be honoring Latino Conservation Week, and there will be lots of fun activities to choose from!

 

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Conservation Night at the Aviary! Enjoy a night at the Aviary after closing from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Tracy Aviary members and LCW participants can experience a free “Conservation in Your Own Backyard” series of activities, games and take-home crafts designed to highlight ways that everyone can learn about and help out their local birds. 

 

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Start the day the right way with Summit Bioblitz! Come enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Summit County as your learn about birds, the outdoors and conservation in celebration of Latino Conservation Week! You will get the chance to hike in beautiful Park City with Tracy Aviary, Chapter Sierra Club, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Summit Land Conservancy while you learn and participate in plant identification, bird identification, etc. Lunch/snacks will be provided. 8:00am to 12:00pm.

 

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End LCW strong with a Jordan River Cleanup party! Join Hartland Community 4 Youth, Utah Chapter Sierra Club, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, and Jordan River Commission for a service outing on the Jordan River in honor of Latino Conservation Week. From 10:00am to 2:00pm along with your local community, you can take part in coming together to enjoy and protect this important River.

 

Latino Conservation Week is a great expression of the importance of community, conservation and the natural world around us. It is through community and personal action that our efforts to build a better future for our planet's progress. No matter how you choose to enjoy LCW,  we invite you to make personal goals toward sustainability. This week is a great opportunity to get outside and participate in activities and events that both celebrate and educate the importance of our local environments and wildlife.  

 

-Mackenzy Johnson, Public Relations Coordinator