Re-post of August 15, 2016 article written by Claire Robinson for “The Conservation Fund”.
Among the most pressing challenges facing today’s sprawling Los Angeles region: automobile traffic, air pollution, and swelling populations. Insufficient parks, playgrounds and public beaches exacerbate these circumstances. Access to open space is increasingly critical to create sustainable open spaces, strengthen community life, and preserve the environment in underserved areas of Southern California. Despite these formidable conditions, I founded Amigos de los Rios to address our city’s remaining (and still abundant) natural assets and place them at the forefront of Los Angeles’ future.