September 15 to October 15 is celebrated nationwide as National Hispanic Heritage Month. It traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.
According to the recent Census, 16.5% of Fairfax County's population is Hispanic or Latino.
Hispanic refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a Spanish-speaking country.
Latino/a, Latinx or Latine refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a country in Latin America.
Over the past year, we have expanded our efforts to communicate with our Hispanic and Lantinx communities en Español!
Follow Fairfax County’s official En Español social media pages and blog for county updates and information in Spanish. Whether it's security alerts, housing information, local events or health updates, we've got you covered.
Help us spread the word about this great source of information. Follow, like and share @FairfaxCountyES with all your contacts!
The tradition of community continues today with Hispanic and Latino Americans working as employees, volunteers, interns and partners in many career fields of the Park Authority, including natural and cultural resource management, interpretation, recreation, administration and much more. View some profiles or apply for a job today.
George Melendez Wright was an American biologist whose many contributions to the National Park Service are as valuable today as they were a century ago. His legacy lives today through the hard work, dedication, and passion of natural resource managers and scientists, too. However, not many people know that he was of Latino descent.
Read more about Wright's legacy, watch videos and work on a word scramble.
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