Author: Amigos de los Rios

We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

The Next John Muir Is Chasing Butterflies in the Heart of L.A. The Conservationists of the 21st Century Will Be City Kids

Republishing post – from Zocalo – By Glen M. MacDonald |December 24, 2014.     The pioneering environmentalist John Muir was no great fan of cities. In 1868, he hightailed it out of San Francisco as fast as he could for the Sierra Nevada. He later referred to Los Angeles as “that handsome conceited little town”…
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Diversifying Green Spaces with Amigos de los Rios

By Connie K Ho – SoCal Departures -KCET.org Looking at The Wellness Center Park and Fitness Trail in Boyle Heights, it’s hard to believe that it once was an empty fire lane with cement and dead trees littering the area. Located towards the front of The Wellness Center, a facility that offers fitness and health…
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Is there a link between Greenspace and Health?

Re-Posted from Treebune News, Cambridge, MA (December 24, 2015) — Mounting evidence connects human health and urban green spaces, but uncertainty remains about the characteristics of those links and, more practically, how cities can be designed to take advantage of them.      

Fitness Trail Ribbon Cutting

Celebration of the Fitness Trail at the Wellness Center

January 24, 2015 – Historic LAC+USC Hospital Campus – Last Saturday was a big day for Amigos de los Rios!  We celebrated the completion of Phase 1 – Fitness Trail at the Wellness Center with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony.  The visitors were provided health materials, instruction on the use of the equipment and information on the…
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Celebration of Phase 1 – Wellness Center Outdoor Park and Fitness Trail

We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the completion of Phase 1 of the Wellness Center Outdoor Park and Fitness Trail this Saturday, January 24th from 10 am to 12 noon at the Historic LA & USC Hospital Campus in East Los Angeles.  Directions and Parking The mission of The Wellness…
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Partnering with KCET Departures

Amigos de los Rios has recently partnered with KCET Departures – Youth Voices. Youth Voices is a digital literacy and civic engagement program that invites youth on an exploration of their neighborhood, where they investigate the social, cultural, and political history and take a critical look at the issues facing their community. Students are encouraged…
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Amigos de los Rios Volunteer Stewardship Holiday Survey

Please take 2 minutes to complete this survey. This will help Amigos de los Rios continue to bring beautiful parks to the San Gabriel Valley and ensure that you can be a part of that! Let’s plant more trees!    

The Emerald Necklace Metropolitan Greenspace Planning in Los Angeles & Beyond

Re-post of article  published on November 9, 2014 on The Nature of Cities Introduction written by Mike Houck The following case study from Metropolitan Greenspace Alliance member Amigos de los Rios describes an almost century-long process of Los Angeles’ greening that should inspire other cities and metropolitan regions  toward a greener future. The struggles faced and…
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42nd Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

This past weekend was the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and our friends at Environment America celebrated by releasing a report called Waterways Restored, which highlights more than a dozen instances where our bedrock clean water law has made a difference for our waterways. The Clean Water Act has brought triumph to the…
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The 2014 National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation

Amigos de los Rios was a sponsor of the Large Landscape Practitioners Conference that just took place in DC. We chaired one session on LA BASIN AND BEYOND – metropolitan conservation efforts at a landscape scale. Claire Robinson also spoke at a Metropolitan Greenspaces Alliance session with peers from Chicago Wilderness and Intertwine Portland, OR. Department of the…
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