News from the Rio Hondo River Trail!

The Emerald Necklace San Gabriel River and Rio Hondo Greenway project bring students from many regional high schools, community colleges, and universities, as well as local communities, to the river corridors to do high-touch work and bring the soil, greatly disturbed in most areas, back to life. At Peck Water Conservation Park along the Rio Hondo River Trail, we are working to remove invasives that have proliferated in the disturbed soil and to plant native shrubs and grasses. Among the habitat enhancements resulting from this practice is the restoration of a thriving ecosystem for native birds, butterflies, and insects.

On October 7th, we hosted an Emerald Necklace Watershed Stewardship Event at the site. Many volunteers joined us for a day of site care and planting. We removed invasives and planted dozens of native shrubs and grasses.

A big thank you to our volunteers from El Monte, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Rosemead, Arroyo, La Salle High Schools, Rio Hondo Community College, USC, the Pacific American Volunteer Association, and others who joined us. Thank you to all of our volunteers!

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