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CIRCLE 2.0 has come to El Monte and Paramount

By: Kumar Bloomstein/Amigos de Los Rios – As part of the California Urban Forestry Council’s Invest from the Ground Up tree planting program, the California Initiative to Reduce Carbon and Limit Emissions (CIRCLE 2.0) has come to the Cities of El Monte and Paramount CA this spring! The Cities have partnered with West Coast Arborists…
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El Monte Walking School Bus Program

Join other families walking to Durfee-Thompson Elementary! WALK WITH US TO SCHOOL AND: HAVE FUN with friends on the way to school. HELP SAVE THE PLANET by reducing emissions from cars. GET SOME EXERCISE and get to school ready to learn! INCREASE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY and gear up to explore trails and parks in the area.…
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Altadena Heritage’s efforts for Triangle Park

Amigos de los Rios greatly appreciates and is proud to partner with Altadena Heritage’s Board on their efforts to raise funds to build Triangle Park. Below is an update sent to the Board of Directors on the status of their efforts – (June 20, 2017) Hi Board! (Altadena Heritage BOD) As promised at last night’s…
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Nurseries that Sell Native Plants

For all of you in our community that are interested in planting native plants here is a list of nurseries that provide them: Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery 4550 Oak Grove Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 (626) 657-0392 Theodore Payne Address: 10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352-2116 Phone: (818) 768-1802 Tree of Life Nursery…
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Amigos receives 2016 APA award

Amigos de los Rios receives the APA 2016 Award for Excellence in Sustainability We were so honored to receive the American Planning Association’s (APA) 2016 Award for Excellence in Sustainability Sustainable Communities Division for our work on Emerald Necklace Forest to Ocean Expanded Vision plan for Los Angeles County. The plan protects water resources while expanding parks and…
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Water Resources in LA Survey

Voice your opinion on water resources by filling out our Water Resources in Los Angles Today Survey! Tell us where you would like to see Water Source Funds alotted and how you would like to learn more about water resource. [button link=”https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejT0lBXsPjTaI5EPzNj6Hzhje_lMF6LV1ZbHzC931uRVv0Gg/viewform?c=0&w=1″ bg_color=”#0f0aa6″]WATER SURVEY[/button]

2016 WATERFEST-Oct 15th

Join Amigos & the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and the County of Los Angeles to learn family-friendly ways to be water smart! The day in the park will include food, games, activities, giveaways, and a raffle. October 15, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Arcadia Park 405  S. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia,…
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Los Angeles Reaches Back to Plan a Green Future

Re-post of August 15, 2016  article written by Claire Robinson for “The Conservation Fund”. Among the most pressing challenges facing today’s sprawling Los Angeles region: automobile traffic, air pollution, and swelling populations. Insufficient parks, playgrounds and public beaches exacerbate these circumstances. Access to open space is increasingly critical to create sustainable open spaces, strengthen community…
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Ricardo Barth

Inspiration in El Monte

GAINING JOB SKILLS WHILE BUILDING AN “EMERALD NECKLACE” OF TREES THROUGH LOS ANGELES COUNTY  by Molly Miller (re-published from UpliftCA) A kid growing up around the 1400-acre Whittier Narrows Park in South El Monte, near East Los Angeles can spend summer afternoons fishing in the San Gabriel River. It’s stocked with bass and trout. Whittier…
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Do you love the San Gabriel Mountains?

We, the communities of the greater Los Angeles region, are fortunate to have the San Gabriel Mountains as our backyard.  However, due to a shortage of resources we need your support for the following: – Access for all to healthy, sustainable, recreational and educational opportunities; – Improvements to the recently designated San Gabriel Mountains National Monument;…
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