Author: Amigos de los Rios

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Mini Center Tot Park Celebration

Tot Park & Nature Trail Opens in S. El Monte

Saturday, October 26th – Odwalla, The Nature Conservancy, Target, and Amigos de los Rios hosted a Tree Planting Celebration at Mary Van Dyke/Mini Center for the opening of the Emerald Necklace Nature Trail and Tot Park at the Mini Center in South El Monte. This Emerald Necklace Tot Lot and Nature Trail Project was funded…
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Karen Roberson-Fall at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Pixley Park in Maywood

Pixley Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Wednesday, October 23rd – Ribbon Cutting “Re-Opening Ceremony” of Pixley “Bunny” Park, City of Maywood, CA Children and teachers from local Daycare programs and neighborhood residents, joined officials from Los Angeles County, City of Maywood, First 5 LA and Best Start, Weingart YMCA,  and Amigos de los Rios for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Pixley…
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The Face of this Place by The Conservation Fund

The Conservation Fund a wonderful partner to Amigos de los Rios created this video to increase awareness of the work done by Amigos to support the Emerald Necklace or East Los Angeles County.  “The Face of this Place” 

Re-Opening Ceremony at Pixley Park

On Wednesday, October 23rd from 10am -11am, Amigos de los Rios, the City of Maywood, and First5LA and Supervisor Gloria Molina –County First District invite the local community to attend a Ribbon Cutting “Re-Opening Ceremony” of Pixley “Bunny” Park located at 3626 56th St., Maywood, CA 90270. This park enhancement project was funded by First5…
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City Parks a benefit to mental health?

Check out this blog post by zerveian (August 22, 2013) about the ability of city parks and green areas to help urban dwellers rejuvenate their busy minds.  http://bit.ly/12tArcT Maybe, it’s time to take a walk through a park of the Emerald Necklace and refresh your busy mind!  

Ribbon Cutting at Hollydale Regional Park

City of South Gate Parks & Recreation announce a Ribbon Cutting at their newly renovated restrooms at Hollydale Regional Park.   Monday, August 5th at 4:00pm Amigos de los Rios has been working hard to complete the renovations and native plant projects at Hollydale Regional Park and Circle Park located in the City of South Gate.…
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San Gabriel Mountains Forever to receive Award

Congratulations to San Gabriel Mountains Forever!  They have been been selected to receive the Building Bridges Award at Congresswoman Judy Chu’s 4th Annual Diver Cities event.  DiverCities is a very special occasion to recognize the diverse leadership and volunteerism in the cities that make up the 27th Congressional District.  The Award Dinner will take place at the Arcadia Women’s Club in Arcadia, California.

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Steve Scauzillo: Turning brown into green takes partnerships

Steve Scauzillo – sgvtribune.com May 31, 2013 Madrid Middle School Principal Bonnie Tanaka never could pinpoint her school from afar during her drive up the 605 Freeway. Now she can. “I can see this mural,” she said, pointing to the blue and green mountainscape painted on the corrugated metal industrial building that forms the backdrop…
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Bring Back the Wild into the San Gabriel River

For most of its history the San Gabriel River ran wild, carving steep valleys in a mountain range and providing sustenance to native peoples and wildlife alike. Since the 1930s much of the lower San Gabriel River watershed has been tamed by concrete and made inaccessible to the public. Join us to hear Claire Robinson, Managing Director of Amigos de los…
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Daily News eEdition – Steve Veres: For kids’ sake, protect the San Gabriel Mountains

This Op-ed article appeared on the Daily News Los Angeles eEdition, May 15, 2013. The role of the outdoors in enhancing the lives of America’s youth is increasingly well-known. Numerous studies point to the benefits for health and academic focus; an entire movement of educators and social scientists is dedicated to reversing the “nature deficit”…
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