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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We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow all guidance from public health officials and government agencies. We look forward to resuming Emerald Necklace Volunteer Stewardship events once it is safe.
We cannot meet outside and work together planting trees and shrubs. However, if you want to continue to VOLUNTEER we have virtual opportunities if you want to continue to earn service or academic credit.
Claire Robinson Managing Director
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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 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.