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!
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Amigos de los Rios will host two urban forestry tree and shrub planting Earth Day celebrations, inviting community members throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area to participate in reclaiming the wild and natural character of the San Gabriel and Rio Hondo Rivers in eastern L.A. County.
PLYMOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – EARTH DAY EVENT – APRIL 17th, 2021
Our first event will commence at 9 AM on Saturday, April 17, and it will last until 12 PM.
Address: 1300 Boley St. Monrovia, CA 91016
*Meet at front of school
*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.
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ABOUT US: the story of AMIGOS DE LOS RIOS
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 16 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