Author: Amigos de los Rios

We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

Informational Workshop on Prop P – Oct 20th

Los Angeles County voters approved the Safe Neighborhood Parks Measure in 1992. It provides about $54 million a year for neighborhood and regional parks and recreation.  That measure is about to expire-Proposition P is designed to preserve park and open space funding.  Propositon P will be on the November ballot and there are on a…
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San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

President Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Today, President Obama will use his authority under the Antiquities Act to establish 346,177 acres of national forest land in the San Gabriel Mountains in southern California as a national monument, permanently protecting the popular outdoor recreation destination to increase access and outdoor opportunities for the area’s…
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Public discussion of Recreation, Access and Resource Opportunities – Aug. 26th!

Arcadia, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service will host a panel of local user groups, youth corps, cultural preservation experts, land management specialists and elected officials to explore opportunities for enhancing access, recreational use and protection of scenic, cultural and historic areas of interest on the Angeles National Forest and portions of the San Bernardino…
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Do you take your water utility for granted?

We rely on water utilities to clean up and manage sewage and waste water, and safeguard the health of our lakes, rivers, and natural resources by keeping them free of toxic pollution. But that is not all our water utilities do.  Curious?   Check out this video! and learn more about the additional benefits you…
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A Vision for a Healthier Los Angeles Cty!

Check out the post to KCET SoCal Departures – “The Emerald Necklace a Vision for a Healthier Los Angeles County”  by Amigos de los Rios Fellow  Nikola Hlady – Over the past 10 years Amigos de los Rios has championed a vision of a healthier, more livable Los Angeles Basin — a vision that unites 4,000 square…
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Sycamore Tree canopy

Proposed $50 mil. in auction rev. to CAL FIRE

This is great news for California’s urban forest! A significant portion of the 2014-2015 budget allocation to CalFire will be directed to support urban forestry projects in California that help meet the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse gases. This proposed funding demonstrates the recognition of urban forestry projects as an important part of California’s plan…
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Hollydale Park Tree Planting Layout

South Gate Tree Planting Event Planned

On Saturday February 8th 2014, over 300 children and families from the South Gate area, including volunteers from Southern California Edison, Amigos de los Rios, California Conservation Corps, and volunteers from the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts, Kiwanis Club, International Learning Center, and Asian Youth Center will converge on Hollydale Park in the…
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Amigos go to the HALO Awards!

Last Sunday night was an exhilarating evening for Amigos de los Rios, we attended Nickelodeon’s TeenNick 2013 HALO Awards with 30 volunteers from El Monte Key Club, Mount San Antonio Circle K Club, Kiwanis Green Team – Downey High School, and Boyle Heights YMCA. These teens are making a difference – right now – creating a…
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