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!
To all our amazing Emerald Necklace Volunteers,
In the spirit of solidarity, as advised by the CDC – we are suspending our Emerald Necklace Volunteer Stewardship Events until April 15th.
We will keep you up to date as we all move together through this crisis.
As we all do our best to slow the spread of COVID-19 and practice social distancing, we hope that you are continuing to get some exercise and enjoy the life giving gifts of nature all around us.
We look forward to seeing all of you in April, please check back for an updated schedule.
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.