Saguaro National Park and the National Park Service are proud to join the city of Tucson and Pima County in honoring the life of labor and civil rights leader César E. Chávez with a fee free day. The public can come out on Friday, March 31st to enjoy our amazing spring weather and help honor a great Arizonan.
“Saguaro National Park has a strong connection to Hispanic and Latino heritage. One of the great elements of the National Park Service mission is our duty to tell the stories of great Americans. César E. Chávez was a WWII Navy veteran, a recipient of the Medal of Freedom and a consummate servant leader. He helped to improve working conditions for farm workers and produced safer foods for American families. The National Park Service has honored Chávez and the contributions he made to our country’s Civil Rights history. The César E. Chávez National Monument was established in Keene, California in 2012 to help preserve the historic home and headquarters of the United Farm Workers. Today we invite you to help us tell more stories and
honor the very people who provide the food that is placed on the tables of millions of Americans,” said Cam Juárez, Community Engagement Coordinator at Saguaro National Park.
These days the National Park Service is focusing much of its energy on increasing opportunities for youth to play, learn, serve, and work in their national parks and public lands. “The National Park Service has a goal of connecting with and creating the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates,” noted Andy Fisher, Chief of Interpretation. “This means going into classrooms, involving underrepresented families, getting kids out to the park, developing volunteer opportunities for the public, and focusing on our youth employment programs so that young people in the community of Tucson are able to experience their local and national wilderness parks for themselves.”
Western National Parks Association will be offering a 15 percent discount on all book and gift sales to all visitors in both of Saguaro National Park's visitor centers on Friday, March 31st.