The Emerald Necklace 2019 GALA

We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

Join us at the 2019
Emerald Necklace Fundraising GALA 

Amigos de los Rios, the ‘Emerald Necklace Group’ is an environmental nonprofit founded in 2003 to create green spaces in disenfranchised areas in Los Angeles and create an Emerald Necklace ‘Mountains to Sea’ Natural Infrastructure Network of parks and urban green spaces connecting San Gabriel Mountains to the Ocean keyed off urban river corridors.  In 2004 when we outlined and shared a vision for creating a network of river greenways connected to the San Gabriel and Rio Hondo Rivers in San Gabriel Valley.

Since then we have completing forty nature based public spaces along the rivers, within parks and at public school campuses. This network is the most realistic and efficient way to respond to climate change.   Not only does our LA Basin Emerald Necklace sequester carbon, mitigate storm water runoff, provide vegetative cooling for communities who need it most, beautify, protect native habitat, provide enhanced recreation opportunities but it inspires the next generation of environmental stewards. 

As we approach a new decade of work on the Emerald Necklace, we would like to celebrate the past decade of progress and look forward ahead to our upcoming work together engaging positive people power and amplifying strong youth voices for change.

We are hosting the Emerald Necklace Fundraising Gala on November 15, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Altadena Town and Country Club. We’ll celebrate the many partners, communities, and individuals who have created amazing impacts and quality of life improvements through Metro Los Angeles in partnership with Amigos de Los Rios.


If you are unable to attend our Emerald Necklace Gala Celebration please consider making a donation to help us continue to develop this important urban green space. Thank you!

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