Amigos de los Rios is excited to announce, on Sunday, October 21st, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, we’re hosting a prominent Olmsted historian Laurence Cotton’s screening of the film “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America,” a co-production of WNED Buffalo/Toronto and Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc., which highlights Frederick Law Olmsted’s life, legacy, and impact as an early environmentalist, and we’d like you to be there! As a leading scholar of Olmsted, Laurence served as the film’s principal researcher and consultant, and we are excited to host him in LA.


  • Emerald Necklace

    Emerald Necklace Group | Amigos De Los Rios is working with our community partners to create a greenway of parks: The Emerald Necklace Regional Park Network encompassing the San Gabriel Forest to the Pacific Ocean and out to the Catalina Islands.

  • Volunteer Calendar

    JOIN US on OCT. 20th, 2018, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for PLANT CARE and MULCHING at JEFF SEYMOUR FAMILY CENTER, 10900 Mulhall St., El Monte, CA, 91731.

    Following Week: OCT. 27th, 2018, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for TREE PLANTING at WHITTIER NARROWS RECREATION AREA, 750 S. Santa Anita Ave. South El Monte, CA, 91733.

    YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! See you there!

  • Park Projects

    Take a tour of our parks projects located in the Emerald Necklace Regional Park Network.

    See how the Emerald Necklace Group | Amigos De Los Rios and our community partners are working to transform the landscape of the Emerald Necklace by creating beautiful state of the art parks.

Our Mission. . . .

Emerald Necklace Group | Amigos De Los Rios mission is to create an “Emerald Necklace” green infrastructure network Emerald Necklace Vision Map of parks and trails throughout the Los Angeles Basin to connect the Mountains to the Sea, and in doing so, improve access to recreation and link Southern Californian communities to nature and each other, expand access to safe non-vehicular transportation, create culturally meaningful public spaces within blighted communities, and protect urban communities from the harmful effects posed by climate change.

  • Education in the San Gabriel Mountains

    Amigos de los Rios Educating students in West Fork

    By Kumar Bloomstein/Amigos de los Rios – A core tenant of Amigos de los Rios is our dedication to experimental, tactile learning. We believe strongly in the power of interactive, connective learning that gives individuals both an understanding of the scope of environmental problems, but also empowerment to feel able to solve issues that are […]

  • CIRCLE 2.0 – Tree Planting

    CIRCLE 2.0 Training Class w Certificates

    By: Kumar Bloomstein/Amigos de los Rios – As part of the California Urban Forestry Council’s Invest from the Ground Up tree planting program, the California Initiative to Reduce Carbon and Limit Emissions (CIRCLE 2.0) has come to the Cities of El Monte and Paramount this spring! The Cities have partnered with West Coast Arborists and […]

  • El Monte Walking School Bus Program

    Join other families walking to Durfee-Thompson Elementary! WALK WITH US TO SCHOOL AND: HAVE FUN with friends on the way to school. HELP SAVE THE PLANET by reducing emissions from cars. GET SOME EXERCISE and get to school ready to learn! INCREASE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY and gear up to explore trails and parks in the area. […]

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