National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and Nature Valley, supported by a $200,000 donation, are furthering the permanent protection of places and spaces that honor the people and stories who shaped our public lands. Through a video series we are celebrating and bringing awareness to the historical and cultural heritage of our Hispanic and Latino communities – while generating greater access to nature by preserving public lands and national park sites.

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The series features three videos highlighting transformational park experiences by national park advocates in Texas and California. These stories are told through the lens of recreation, accessibility and representation, and family heritage. Each story is further brought to life through a unique piece of artwork reflective of each advocate’s experience and emblematic of the park site special to them.

NPCA will be launching videos over the coming months – continue below to learn more about each video as well as NPCA’s local work supported by Nature Valley’s donation. And be sure to check back for the next video!

Josie Gutierrez shares her connection to San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, demonstrating how park access allows people to connect to nature through recreation, while also providing a space to find peace and relaxation in the outdoors.

Click here to view with English subtitles.

Click here to view with Spanish subtitles.

NPCA’s impact near this park site includes:

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Inspiring people to connect to nature and public lands begins with learning about these special places.

Now that you know more about these park sites, we encourage you to: 


    the rich history and stories surrounding parks and public lands in your community 


    your own park story – explore parks with your friends and family  


    the importance of protecting these places and stories with others

Be sure to follow along on NPCA’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and TikTok as new videos are released over the coming months!

Since 2009, NPCA’s partnership with Nature Valley, and the $4 million donated to-date, has helped protect and preserve – as well as raise awareness for ways to enjoy and give back to – our national parks. For more information about Nature Valley, visit

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