Upcoming events

Webinar

Join Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Park Ranger, Oscar Hernandez and Luisana Mendez, Founder & Executive Director of Huellas Latinas to learn how signature events like Latino Conservation Week are conduits to establishing authentic relationships with community-based organizations. The webinar features announcements from Hispanic Access Foundation’s Latino Conservation Week Program Manager, Jessica Godinez, and information from Karen Ceballos on updated designs.

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Holland and Bridge Pond Loop

Join Huellas Latinas and Dakota County Forever Wild Parks for a Walk and bird watching at Holland and Bridge Pond Loop. This activity is part of the 10 Spring walks in the different parks and Greenways of Dakota County, as part of the program “Nature Walks with Latino Families” – Spring series 2024.  Each walk will have a separate registration as this helps us prepare the logistics of the activity. This register is for Walk #5

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Spring Lake Park Reserve

Join Huellas Latinas and Dakota County Forever Wild Parks for a Walk at Spring Lake Park Reserve. This activity is part of the 10 Spring walks in the different parks and Greenways of Dakota County, as part of the program “Nature Walks with Latino Families” – Spring series 2024 

Each walk will have a separate registration as this helps us prepare the logistics of the activity. This register is for Walk #6

Festival de la tortuga

It is time to shell-abrate the turtles found in our parks and challenge yourself to discover something new. Visit with wildlife biologists and education staff to further your natural history knowledge of the species in our parks, our conservation efforts and ongoing research. Meet live turtles, canoe the wetlands where they thrive and participate in turtle centered art. Photo booth, trivia challenge and food trucks are all part of the fun. Join Huellas Latinas to enjoy the Turtle Festival.

1k for kids

1K For Kids is a Casa de Corazón initiative that has united, over the last 8 years, more than 5,000 participants in Minnesota and Wisconsin. It has impacted more than 320 families and children in countries such as the Dominican Republic, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and the United States. This year, the goal of this event is to extend outreach to the children of Nicaragua in partnership with NPH Nicaragua and NPH USA. These organizations are dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children in Latin America and the Caribbean through housing, health and education programs.

Let us unite for the common good, making 2024 a historic year for philanthropy. Your participation, in any form, is the cornerstone of this transformative journey. By joining this event, you become part of a global effort to foster the potential of every child, offering them a better future.

This year Huellas Latinas joins as a Sponsor Contribution and you?

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Thompson 
County Park

Join Huellas Latinas and Dakota County Forever Wild Parks for a Walk at Thompson County Park. This activity is part of the 10 Spring walks in the different parks and Greenways of Dakota County, as part of the program “Nature Walks with Latino Families” – Spring series 2024 

Each walk will have a separate registration as this helps us prepare the logistics of the activity. This register is for Walk #7

bici paseo con huellas latinas

Join Huellas Latinas and our friends Harold and Liliana to enjoy a Bike Ride on the Luce Line State Trail. The Luce Line State Trail is a 63-mile-long former railroad track that is popular for biking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and snowmobiling. The trail varies between crushed limestone, pavement, crushed rock and cut grass, depending on the section.

Everyone is welcome, just bring your own bike. The miles to travel will depend on the group.

Development Webinar Invitation (1)

Public lands have made great strides in becoming more welcoming and inclusive. Partnerships between outdoor affinity organizations and land agencies are impactful in bridging the gap between access and equity to public lands for underserved communities. Diversity is key to sustainability and sustainability requires more voices and protagonists to strengthen conservation, stewardship and preservation efforts of public green spaces. A connection to the land is a vital first step towards conservation and climate action.

How can land agencies invite new audiences and remain relevant? What are best practices for inviting, including and engaging BIPOC communities on public lands? What is needed for diversity efforts to be more than a one-off hike?

Guided by Latino Outdoors, this conservation will explore best practices for inviting, including, and engaging BIPOC communities on public lands. We will speak to a fellow sister organization, Huellas Latinas and land agency partners, Midpeninsula Open Space District and Wyoming State Parks.

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Join Huellas Latinas and Dakota County Forever Wild Parks for a Walk at Spring Lake Park Reserve. This activity is part of the 10 Spring walks in the different parks and Greenways of Dakota County, as part of the program “Nature Walks with Latino Families” – Spring series 2024 

Each walk will have a separate registration as this helps us prepare the logistics of the activity. This register is for Walk #8

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Join Huellas Latinas and Dakota County Forever Wild Parks for a Walk at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, around de Shulze Lake and McDonough Lake. This activity is part of the 10 Spring walks in the different parks and Greenways of Dakota County, as part of the program “Nature Walks with Latino Families” – Spring series 2024 

Each walk will have a separate registration as this helps us prepare the logistics of the activity. This register is for Walk #9

i can camp con huellas latinas

Únete a Huellas Latinas y MN State Parks & Trails para disfrutar de un campamento de 3 días y 2 noches de camping en Gooseberry Falls State Park desde el 21 al 23 de junio 2024.

I Can Camp! es un programa de Minnesota State Parks & Trails el cual, contribuye al desarrollo de las habilidades necesarias para disfrutar de los campamentos en los Parques Estatales de Minnesota de manera cómoda y segura. En esta oportunidad, Huellas Latinas y Minnesota State Parks & Trails se complacen en hacer un partnership para ofrecer un I Can Camp Program de 3 días y 2 noches para las Familias Latinas.

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Join Huellas Latinas and Dakota County Forever Wild Parks for a Walk at Whitetail Woods Regional Park. This activity is part of the 10 Spring walks in the different parks and Greenways of Dakota County, as part of the program “Nature Walks with Latino Families” – Spring series 2024 

Each walk will have a separate registration as this helps us prepare the logistics of the activity. This register is for last walk #10.

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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, the City of Bloomington, Indigenous Roots, and Huellas Latinas presents Latino Nature Fest (formerly Latino Conservation Week or LCW) an event to celebrate the cultures that make up Latino community and the nature that connects us all. Join us for a day of music, art, and food. Everyone is welcome at this FREE event!

Enjoy cultural performances, try something new at the food trucks, discover wildlife at an animal presentation, and so, so much more! Explore the refuge and discover new ways to enjoy the outdoors. The first 250 people to arrive will also receive free meal tickets to use at the food trucks. This is an event you won’t want to miss – bring the whole family!

Our Impact since 2021

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