HAPPY HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15!

During this monthlong period, Friends of the Inyo will share social media and blog posts about Hispanics who have made significant contributions to conservation and environmental justice.

Presidential Medal of Honor recipient Dolores Huerta is best known for promoting farmworker rights. But we should also recognize her as a true environmental hero. Her dedicated activism challenged what had been largely unregulated pesticide use and promoted better land management practices. Her efforts, along with UFW (United Farm Workers) co-founder Cesar Chavez, unquestionably improved the lives of farmworkers; but she also enhanced wildlife habitats and reduced invasive species. Environmental justice at its finest!

To learn more about Huerta’s continuing work, visit the website of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which she founded in 2002, at DoloresHuerta.org.

To learn biographical information about her, visit the Dolores Huerta page on Wikipedia.org.

 

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