Partnership Starts at Meadowood

On Wednesday, April 21, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern States partnered with the Sierra Club, Cesar Chavez Schools, LULAC National Educational Service Centers, National Latino Coalition on Climate Change, Executive Office of the Mayor-Office on Latino Affairs and National Hispanic Environmental Council to launch an environmental education program for Latino youth in a ceremony at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area in Lorton. The steady rain could not dampen the spirits of the partners who came together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, which confirmed their commitment to provide opportunities for Latino youth to experience their natural world. The environmental education program features weekend outings at Meadowood for local youth, who must first write an essay about what they hope to learn from their camping weekend. Following the signing ceremony, the partners planted a red bud tree.