Author: Amigos de los Rios

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Meeting about San Gabriel Mountains National Monument – Monday

Repost from the 6-19-15 – Burbank Ledger Sara Carradine The Angeles National Forest will hold a public meeting at the Pacific Community Center in Glendale Monday for residents wishing to weigh in on or learn more about the development of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan. The forest is required by law to…
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Need expertise with native and drought tolerant plants?

Theodore Payne Foundation is a great resource for expertise in drought tolerant California native plants. The Theodore Payne Foundation, established 1960, operates a year-round, retail nursery offering the region’s largest and most interesting selection of California native plants – hundreds of different species and cultivars, many of which are drought tolerant and low maintenance. Their Education Center…
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Help Protect the San Gabriel Mountains Forever!

Join Us: Public Hearings for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan Living in Southern California, it’s hard to miss the San Gabriel Mountains. The dramatic mountains, majestic forests, and clear rivers provide one-third of Los Angeles County’s drinking water and recreation opportunities for more than 17 million people. The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument…
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June 20th we Celebrate the new amenities at Ruben F. Salazar Park

This coming Saturday, June 20th –  First 5LA  and 1st District – Los Angeles County representatives, and Amigos de los Rios and our wonderful volunteers, will be joining together at Ruben F. Salazar Park to celebrate the new Tot Lots amenities for children 0-5.  For more information – Celebrating the Newly Renovated Play Areas for Children Ages…
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June 6th – Trail Restoration in San Gabriels for National Trails Day

Re-post of June 4th Press Release from SCVNews.com June 6: Trail Restoration in San Gabriels for National Trails Day On Saturday, June 6 – National Trails Day – the Community Hiking Club will lead a group of volunteers in restoring the Dagger Flat Trail, an impassible trail four miles into the Santa Clarita side of…
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KCET – Tending to the School Gardens of Tomorrow: Arroyo High’s Knight Garden

This is a great article about Arroyo High School students building connections with nature and healthy foods! AMIGOS is so happy that we could help the Knights Garden Club get their garden growing! Re-post of KCETLink Youth Voices article by Go Green AHS – May 28, 2015 When we first started the KCETLink Youth Voices program…
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D.C. doctor’s Rx: A stroll in the park instead of a trip to the pharmacy

Re-post of May 28, 2015 – Washington Post Health and Science article by By Frances Stead Seller Robert Zarr is walking from his Columbia Heights medical practice toward Meridian Hill Park, talking about what’s going on inside his head. If you could see his brain on an MRI, he says, far more extensive regions would be…
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Local Communities Rally to Save Trees

ACTrees – March 1, 2015 Washington, DC – A number of communities across the U.S. are focused on preserving local trees in residential areas, parks, and along roadways as they confront development or other land improvements. Here are two examples of communities in Houston and Vancouver that have had success. Plus, an ACTrees resource to…
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Every Kid in a Park Announcement

Press Release from White House Council on Environmental Quality Executive Office of the President Dear Friends and Colleagues, Today, the President launched an initiative called Every Kid in a Park to make sure America’s youth have the chance to explore the extraordinary outdoor resources and historic treasures that are a part of our nation. In…
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Monument status for San Gabriels, but much work to do

This article is a reminder that though the San Gabriel Mountains have been designated a National Monument our efforts to protect our beloved San Gabriel Mountains is far from over. There is much more to do to ensure the community’s vision for protecting wild places within the monument, safeguarding important areas outside the proclamation boundary…
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