Xitlaly Salcedo, a second term Wild Keeper who is based in California! Laly is passionate about nature, caring for the planet and having fun! She has been an outdoors lover since she was a little kid saying,"my dad would take my brother and I hiking every weekend." She said her preferred way to experience nature is by hiking in groups, big or small, picking up trash along the way.
Laly also shared that an experience that has really shaped her outdoor lifestyle has been through joining social groups that enjoy hiking and picking up trash. "It’s always exciting meeting like-minded people who love the outdoors + give back to Mother Nature!"
Learn more about Laly and her Wild Keeping below!
Keep Nature Wild: If you had to choose between mountains, desert or forest, what would you choose?
KNW: What is your favorite adventure snack?
L: Granola bars!! Especially chocolate chip Clif Bars
KNW: What is one thing you'd love to bring more awareness to in the outdoor space?
L: One thing I’d love to bring more awareness to in the outdoor space would be the importance of education. I believe being educated on the 7 principals of Leave No Trace and doing search before going outdoors is essential to respectfully enjoy Mother Nature.
KNW: What is your favorite thing about being a Wild Keeper?
L: My favorite thing about being a wild keeper is showing other how much fun it is to make a positive impact, no matter if you’re hiking, walking at the beach or even taking a stroll in your community.
KNW: What has picking up trash outdoors done for you?
L: Picking up trash outdoors has definitely opened my eyes to further my education in this subject, all while sharing it publicly, in hopes of it reaching a great amount of people.
KNW: Roughly how many pounds do you think you've picked up since you became a Wild Keeper?
KNW: What goals do you have for this year? (or beyond?)
L: My goals for this year are to show others how enjoyable picking up trash can be and become resourceful to anyone who wishes to learn more about exploring responsibly.