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!
Please consider making a donation today, it helps fund the volunteer events we host each week to keep our community green. Thank you!
SAT. JAN 11th, 2020 (2 events) – 9:00AM to 12:00PM for TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING AND MULCHING at BASSETT HIGH SCHOOL, 755 Ardilla Ave, La Puente, CA 91746, and 9:00AM to 12:00PM for MULCHING and GRADING at ALTADENA LAWN to LANDSCAPES, 103 W. Altadena Ave., Altadena, CA 91001.
SAT. JAN 18TH, 2020 – 9:00AM TO 12:00PM for TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING AND MULCHING at MOUNTAIN VIEW FAMILY CENTER, 2740 Mountain View Avenue, El Monte, CA 91732.
SAT. JAN 25TH, 2020 (2 events) – 9:00AM TO 12:00PM for TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING AND MULCHING at RIVERFRONT PARK, 5003 59th Place, Maywood, CA 90058 and 9:00AM to 12:00PM for PLANTING NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS at ALTADENA LAWN to LANDSCAPES, 2293 Casitas Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001.
SAT. FEB 1ST, 2020 – 9:00AM TO 12:00PM for TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING at MOUNTAIN VIEW FAMILY CENTER, 2740 Mountain View Avenue, El Monte, CA 91732.
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.