To create an “Emerald Necklace” natural infrastructure network of green spaces (parks and trails) in underserved areas throughout the Los Angeles Basin, connecting the Mountains to the Sea 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!
We are raising funds to continue to transform the San Gabriel, Rio Hondo and Lower Los Angeles Watersheds, and create an Emerald Necklace ‘Mountains to Sea’ interconnected natural network of trails, parks, green schools and green ways for the benefit of current and future generations.
Our nature based projects and educational VOLUNTEER events not only link Southern Californian communities to nature and each other but respond to climate challenges while expanding access to safe recreation, green schools, active transportation.
When: Nov. 15, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00PM
Where: Altadena Town & Country Club, 2290 Country Club Dr., Altadena, CA 91001
GALA INVITE INFORMATION
If you cannot attend the Gala, please consider making a donation. Thank you!
SAT. DEC. 7th 2019 (two locations) - 9:00AM -12:00PM for PLANTING NATIVE TREES and SHRUBS at MOUNTAIN VIEW FAMILY CENTER, 2740 Mountain View Road., El Monte, CA 91732, and 9:00AM -12:00PM – ALTADENA – LAWNS TO LANDSCAPES at 2106 Navarro, Altadena, CA, 91001.
SAT. DEC. 14th, 2019 (two locations) – 9:00AM to 12:00PM for SITE CARE and COMMUNITY SCIENCE at BASSETT HIGH SCHOOL, 755 Ardilla Avenue, La Puente, CA 91746 and 9:00AM to 12:00PM for PLANTING SHRUBS AND MULCHING at RIVERFRONT PARK, 5300 59TH Place, Maywood, CA 90058. SUN. DEC. 15th, 2019 - 9:00AM – 12:00PM for SITE CARE AND MULCHING at JEFF SEYMOUR FAMILY CENTER, 10900 Mulhull St. El Monte, CA 91731.
Natural Infrastructure Projects
Amigos De Los Rios – Emerald Necklace Group is a 501(c)(3) we have been creating natural infrastructure in Los Angeles since 2003. We have outlined an Emerald Necklace Vision Plan and completed 35 urban forestry and nature park projects, and we are particularly concerned with greening schools to make sure that students’ mental health, physical health and academic performance are protected and optimized. Our Urban Greening and advocacy work is in direct response to climate change.
For 15 years we have been focused on connecting urban residents in our most under-served areas to nature.
Below are a sample of our greening projects currently underway.