Author: Amigos de los Rios

We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

Sycamore Tree canopy

Tree Grants to Cities in Los Angeles

Here’s an article from San Gabriel Valley Tribune we thought you might like. Supervisor Molina is providing tree grants to increase the Urban Forest in Los Angeles County –  Tree Grants to Cities

New Projects along Rio Hondo & San Gabriel rivers

sgvtribune.com – The 16 projects range in scope. Some that will cost less include adding a connecting bike lane to the existing Class 1 lanes on the San Gabriel River and the Rio Hondo River, both of which take riders to the ocean.  For the full article – [button link=”http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_22958439/16-projects-unveiled-greening-rio-hondo-san-gabriel” size=”small” bg_color=”#190e6b”]16 Projects Unveiled[/button]  

Green Infrastructure Bioswale

What is Green Infrastructure?

One of AMIGOS goals is educating our community about environmental issues that impact our local area. A topic we feel passionately about is the importance of Green Infrastructure (GI), a methodology we incorporate in our park and trail designs and how it can benefit our communities; especially GI’s impact on the local watershed areas of…
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Amigos de los Rios office wall of contest entries

2012 Student Essay and Picture Contest

Student Essay and Picture Contest on the Importance of Trees We all know that trees look lovely, they provide shade, and they make our neighborhoods look nice, but what many of us don’t realize is how we connect to trees on a personal level. This year, Amigos de los Rios asked elementary, middle school, and…
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Amigos de los Rio volunteer planting trees for a greening event

REI Grant Recipient – Amigos de los Rios

  REI Grant Recipient Video – Amigos de los Rios  –  highlights the volunteer experience and why volunteers get involved.  We would like to thank REI for our grant award and for this wonderful video.

2012 was quite a year!

Dear Friend, As our 2012 year comes to close, we would like to take the time to thank each and every one of our supporters that have given so much time and energy to our cause. YOU have helped, in some way, shape or form, to create a regional Emerald Necklace of sustainable open spaces…
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Billboard site lots an oases for nature in L.A.

Amigos de los Rios dedication to developing green infrastructure is highlighted in Carren Jao’s article on KCET.org – Departures Turning Billboard Lots into Green Oases. Learn more about billboard lot park – Alfred Madrid Middle School Park.

Amigos de los Rios Selected by First 5 LA to build Tot Parks and Nature Trails

LOS ANGELES, CA  (June 2012) Amigos de los Rios was selected by First 5 LA to build 10 Tot Parks and Trails in the cities of Artesia, Downey, El Monte, South El Monte and Paramount. Tot Parks and Trails will provide children in under served areas of Los Angeles County a safe place to play.…
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Peck Water Conservation Park Reviews

Oct. 9 2012 – Check out a recent review of Peck Water Conservation Park on Arcadia Patch.