We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

Greening the new Seymour Center in El Monte

The Cal Fire and Forestry “Seymour Family Green Infrastructure Center” a Green Innovations program Grant will fund  transformation “via greening” of the decommissioned Munhall Elementary School and related green infrastructure education programs in partnership with the El Monte School District. This location is being converted  into a  “one stop Family Wellness  Center” named after legacy…
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Latino Conservation Week – July 11th – 19th, 2015

This past weekend, the second annual Latino Conservation Week  kicked off and will continue through July 19, 2015. The week is an opportunity for Latinos to demonstrate their passion for enjoying and protecting public lands. During the week, the Latino community will go on outings, volunteer in clean-ups, and other community events – more than…
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BIG NEWS for Urban Forestry in Los Angeles!!!

Amigos de los Rios was just named an awardee of the GGRF’s urban forestry fund!!! As did LACC, KYCC, LA Beautification Team, and LABOS! CAL Fire and Forestry is providing $15.6M in funding through a green innovations grant for urban forestry, which will sequester carbon, and help California’s disadvantaged communities! This includes $750,000 for the Jeff Seymour…
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Groups want buses to serve San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

Re-publish of San Gabriel Valley Tribune article – July 2, 2015 Last fall, when President Barack Obama created the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, many thought the new status would mean preservation of the rugged peaks, tall pines and natural streams first recognized by President Benjamin Harrison and later brought to life by naturalist John…
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Amigos’ Brenda Kyle guest speaker for Youth Voices

By Luis Sierra Campos of KCET Departures June 19, 2015 Youth Voices is working with middle school students from three schools in the El Monte City School District: Columbia, Durfee, and Wright. The students, participants in the English Language Development program at their schools, formed teams to explore, investigate, and write about an important issue in…
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Karen Robertson Fall of 1st5LA and the CCC at Salazar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 6-20-15

A great celebration at Salazar Park!

On Saturday June 20th, representatives from First5 LA, Best Start, Los Angeles County – 1st District, Amigos de los Rios, the California Conservation Corp. and community members all came together on Saturday for a Ribbon Cutting celebration at Salazar Park for the new Tot lot amenities.  The new park amenities were designed for children 0-5 years…
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Meeting about San Gabriel Mountains National Monument – Monday

Repost from the 6-19-15 – Burbank Ledger Sara Carradine The Angeles National Forest will hold a public meeting at the Pacific Community Center in Glendale Monday for residents wishing to weigh in on or learn more about the development of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan. The forest is required by law to…
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Need expertise with native and drought tolerant plants?

Theodore Payne Foundation is a great resource for expertise in drought tolerant California native plants. The Theodore Payne Foundation, established 1960, operates a year-round, retail nursery offering the region’s largest and most interesting selection of California native plants – hundreds of different species and cultivars, many of which are drought tolerant and low maintenance. Their Education Center…
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Help Protect the San Gabriel Mountains Forever!

Join Us: Public Hearings for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan Living in Southern California, it’s hard to miss the San Gabriel Mountains. The dramatic mountains, majestic forests, and clear rivers provide one-third of Los Angeles County’s drinking water and recreation opportunities for more than 17 million people. The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument…
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June 20th we Celebrate the new amenities at Ruben F. Salazar Park

This coming Saturday, June 20th –  First 5LA  and 1st District – Los Angeles County representatives, and Amigos de los Rios and our wonderful volunteers, will be joining together at Ruben F. Salazar Park to celebrate the new Tot Lots amenities for children 0-5.  For more information – Celebrating the Newly Renovated Play Areas for Children Ages…
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