To create an “Emerald Necklace” natural infrastructure network of green spaces (parks, trails and green schools) in underserved areas throughout the Los Angeles Basin, connecting the Mountains to the Sea, offering equitable access to nature, protecting our environment and protecting urban communities from the threats of climate change.
Our mission is inspired by the 1929 Olmstead Bartholomew plan for an expansive greenway for Los Angeles, but sadly, due to changing government priorities during the 1930’s the plan was never realized. In 2003, in collaboration with community leadership we started creating parks and trails and a vision for a greener Los Angeles!EMPLOYMENTLEARN MORE
JOIN US for greening events, planting native plants and sustainable landscape in our community! Events from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM:
SAT. DEC.4, 2021 – Rio Hondo Trail, Peck Conservation Park, 5401 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA
SUN. DEC. 5, 2021 – Altadena Sheriff Station, 780 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena, CA
SAT. DEC. 11th, 2021 – Rio Hondo Trail, Peck Conservation Park, 5401 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA
SUN. DEC. 12th, 2021 – Santa Fe Middle School, 148 W. Duarte Rd., Monrovia, CA
Look forward to seeing you soon!
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*We will take every precaution to ensure that these events are COVID-safe. Social distancing will be enforced, masks will be required, and all activities will be outdoors. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water and gardening gloves. We will provide sanitized tools, and will bring extra gloves that participants can use and take home should they have need.
The story of Amigos de los Rios
“For 18 years we have been focused on connecting urban residents in our most under-served areas to nature.
We are particularly concerned with creating green infrastructure in schools in an effort to improve the mental health, physical wellbeing, and academic performance of our students.”
Below are a sample of our greening projectsRead More