Author: Amigos de los Rios

We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

We are all in this together

We are deeply moved and greatly heartened by the Pope’s outspoken leadership on climate concerns. We admire his hard and tireless work for equality and eradication of poverty. The Pope will help us all support the safety and quality of life for current and future generations and protect vital environmental resources. We will continue to…
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Save Our Water AND Our Trees

Today we’re asking you to take action with us to save trees during drought as people turn off their landscape sprinklers — by posting this info visibly on your website. It’s time to come together to tell California to Save Our Water AND Our Trees during this historic drought. With a broad spectrum of partners – including…
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L.A.Works Day 2015 – September 12th

On September 12, 2015  from 8:00 am to 1:00pm – thousands of corporate and community volunteers will be spread out at regional parks and nonprofit organizations along the LA River in South East LA. Volunteers will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty on L.A. Works day as they spend their time throughout the regional…
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Public Comment Period Extended for San Gabriel Mountain Natl Monument Plan

On scvnews.com – August 4, 2015 The USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest, has extended the public comment period for the Need to Change Document for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan until Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Public Comment on San Gabriel Mtns Nat’l Monument Plan  

Greening the new Seymour Center in El Monte

The Cal Fire and Forestry “Seymour Family Green Infrastructure Center” a Green Innovations program Grant will fund  transformation “via greening” of the decommissioned Munhall Elementary School and related green infrastructure education programs in partnership with the El Monte School District. This location is being converted  into a  “one stop Family Wellness  Center” named after legacy…
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Latino Conservation Week – July 11th – 19th, 2015

This past weekend, the second annual Latino Conservation Week  kicked off and will continue through July 19, 2015. The week is an opportunity for Latinos to demonstrate their passion for enjoying and protecting public lands. During the week, the Latino community will go on outings, volunteer in clean-ups, and other community events – more than…
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BIG NEWS for Urban Forestry in Los Angeles!!!

Amigos de los Rios was just named an awardee of the GGRF’s urban forestry fund!!! As did LACC, KYCC, LA Beautification Team, and LABOS! CAL Fire and Forestry is providing $15.6M in funding through a green innovations grant for urban forestry, which will sequester carbon, and help California’s disadvantaged communities! This includes $750,000 for the Jeff Seymour…
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Groups want buses to serve San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

Re-publish of San Gabriel Valley Tribune article – July 2, 2015 Last fall, when President Barack Obama created the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, many thought the new status would mean preservation of the rugged peaks, tall pines and natural streams first recognized by President Benjamin Harrison and later brought to life by naturalist John…
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Amigos’ Brenda Kyle guest speaker for Youth Voices

By Luis Sierra Campos of KCET Departures June 19, 2015 Youth Voices is working with middle school students from three schools in the El Monte City School District: Columbia, Durfee, and Wright. The students, participants in the English Language Development program at their schools, formed teams to explore, investigate, and write about an important issue in…
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Karen Robertson Fall of 1st5LA and the CCC at Salazar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 6-20-15

A great celebration at Salazar Park!

On Saturday June 20th, representatives from First5 LA, Best Start, Los Angeles County – 1st District, Amigos de los Rios, the California Conservation Corp. and community members all came together on Saturday for a Ribbon Cutting celebration at Salazar Park for the new Tot lot amenities.  The new park amenities were designed for children 0-5 years…
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