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We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

6.26 Golden Streets-BIKE, WALK, RUN, SKATE, DANCE,PLAY!

Amigos de los Rios is excited about this great opportunity to get out and enjoy your community! Modeled after the thousands of other “open streets” or “ciclovia” events that have been organized around the world and across the United States, 626 Golden Streets will temporarily open stretches of roadway from South Pasadena to Azusa for people…
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Enjoy the streets of El Monte and S. El Monte on June 12th! Viva SGV!

We are so excited about Viva SGV!  The first open streets event in the East San Gabriel Valley. On June 12th 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Viva SGV! temporarily removes cars from city streets and transforms the streets into safe and fun spaces to be enjoyed by families from El Monte and South El…
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2016 Social Equity Tree Planting Program Grant Recipient

We are so happy to be included in this fine group of organizations doing great work! Thank you to CAL FIRE and California ReLeaf for helping us to reduce greenhouse gases! April 15, 2016 Sacramento – CAL FIRE along with California ReLeaf, announced today that community groups across the state will receive $385,000 in funding…
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Jeff Seymour Family Center Opens in El Monte

http://www.midvalleynews.com/showcase/2015/03/25/jeff-seymour-family-center-officially-opens/

Let’s reduce traffic! 21st Century transportation – more public transit

Look forward to seeing improvements to the @metrolosangeles #MetroPlan. More public transit and active transportation, please #envirometro 21st Century transportation requires more public transit and active transportation #envirometro #MetroPlan Let’s reduce traffic with work on transit and active transportation, not more freeways #envirometro #MetroPlan First drafts always need feedback! We’re hoping for more work on…
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Amigos award from CA Council of Land Trust Award

Amigos de los Rios receives CCLT Achievement Award

On March 9th, 2016, the California Council of Land Trusts recognized Amigos de los Rios for the vision, creativity and success it has provided in the creation of the Emerald Necklace Park Network. The award was presented at the 2016 California Land Conservation Conference—the largest land and water conservation gathering in the state. The event brought together leaders in…
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RIM of the Valley Corridor Study Area

Adam Schiff seeks input on RIM of the Valley

Representative Adam Schiff will be holding two public events on March 8th and 9th (see below). The March 9th meeting will be in partnership with Representative Julia Brownley, both meetings are to discuss the National Park Service Rim of the Valley Special Resource Study Final Summary and next steps. For more information check out RIM of the Valley Corridor…
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Peck Water Conservation Park get’s some TLC

Peck Water Conservation Park gets some loving care from our friends at PAVA (Pacific American Volunteer Association) World Environmental Foundation. Early Saturday morning, volunteers from PAVA met up with the Amigos de los Rios team at Peck Water Conservation Park and planted over 150 new native shrubs and trees, enriching the environment and the beauty…
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Monarch Butterfly

Did you know Pollinators worldwide are in decline?

Re-posts from the National Wildlife Federation Pollinators worldwide are in decline. Habitat loss, invasive species, parasites, and pesticides are largely to blame. But you can help! Pollinators are animals that move from plant to plant while searching for protein-rich pollen or high-energy nectar to eat. As they go, they are dusted by pollen and move it to…
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Transform your garden with natives!

      We must continue to be water wise! Spring is coming, transform your garden with native and “California Friendly” plants. They are every bit as beautiful, but not nearly as thirsty. Visit a local nursery to be inspired, ask an expert, and select plants that you love. Go to the blog page and…
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