Maria Vazquez

INTRODUCING MARIA VAZQUEZ

Living right across the street from Tacony Creek Park, Maria’s proximity to it evokes memories of her home country of Mexico. Most of all, the close presence of the park conjures up cherished memories of her beloved father. He grew up in Mexico, around lush gardens and tributaries in the state of Guerrero, off the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

Maria’s involvement with Tacony Creek Park – which often involves attending events such as clean-ups, tree plantings or maple sugar harvesting – stems from this place of remembrance, warmth and love. For her, caring for this park is an homage to her heritage, and to the natural environment she has been around and embraced all her life.

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PHOTOS OF MARIA VAZQUEZ IN THE PARK