Hispanic Outreach Program Kicks Off at Sandy Point State Park
“Es Mi Parque” Focuses on Conservation, Regulation and Safety
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is endeavoring to keep the conversation going with the growing Hispanic population at state parks with the start of this season’s “Es Mi Parque” or “This is My Park” program.
Sandy Point State Park is hosting the first of five events this year June 9, beginning at 9 a.m. Family friendly activities will include aquatic wildlife pastimes, watershed protection games, interactions with “Splash, the Water Safety Dog,” Scales and Tales live animal presentations and programs, Junior Rangers photo booth with props, and hands-on fishing lessons.
“Es Mi Parque,” a program organized and managed by department staff and volunteers, aims to provide information and services to Spanish-speaking patrons and visitors in an effort to increase awareness of boating, fishing and water safety as well as state conservation laws and regulations.
Additional “Es Mi Parque” programs scheduled for 2018 include:
- Point Lookout State Park, July 15
- Greenbrier State Park, July 21
- Cunningham Falls State Park, Aug. 5
- Rocky Gap State Park, Aug. 18
“Es Mi Parque” sponsors include the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives and Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs working in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. For more information, please email Michelle Ramirez or call 410-260-8085.