Latino Conservation Week July 22nd

Near an alligator hole that is directly across, we have all collected together.

This is a moment that is filled with mixed emotions. I am going to miss my time spent at Everglades National Park, but at the same time, I feel like I have a lot of reason to be hopeful about the future. But for the time being, let’s try to take pleasure in the present times. Now, on July 22nd, Jessica from Fish and Feathers and I were tasked with organizing a gathering in honor of Latino Conservation Week. We came to the conclusion that it would be fun to hold a slough slog walk inside of a cypress dome and invite the general public. Along with two other fellow rangers, Patty from the Education team and David from the Interpretation department, we had a total of 11 participants in this event. We received some compliments, and everyone in the group appeared to be having a good time. At the very end, Jessica and I distributed our very own magnets, which we had made in honor of Latino Conservation week and the Everglades. Jessica’s concept was to create a design that is reminiscent of Mexican artwork, while my concept was to provide a realistic depiction of the ecosystem and the animals that live in the Everglades. This photograph of the sunset that is used in the logo was taken by Jessica while we were driving back from the grocery store. It was so breathtaking that I felt compelled to use it.

On my left is Jessica Pozos from Fish and Feathers. Alexus Raymond, my best friend from high school, is on my right. I’m in the middle.

Featured image: The lovely group of people that came out to the Slough Slog!

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