As part of its ongoing outreach to connect diverse communities with nature, SRT is returning as sponsor once again for Pride Visalia celebration. Pride '22 returns October 8 to Valley Strong Ballpark, home of the Visalia Rawhide baseball team, for a day full of family-friendly LGBTQ+ celebration, pride, and entertainment. SRT will host a booth and meet the public from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. to promote SRT's conservation mission, education programming, and highlight volunteer opportunities.
This year organizer The Source LGBTQ+Center plans to use even more of the ballpark's space for festivities, decorations, and PRIDE celebrations! Everyone is welcome. Families with children are highly encouraged to attend and enjoy a day of celebration with free admission for the kids. There will amazing food, fantastic entertainment, drag shows, and a beautiful setting at the Valley Strong Ballpark. This year will also feature improved accessibility options with more space for dancing and more attractions, according to Nick Vargas, development director for The Source.
Other ongoing SRT outreach efforts to the region's diverse communities includes involvement with Latinos Outdoors, area tribal Native Yokuts communities, faith communities, and others.