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Celebration of Phase 1 – Wellness Center Outdoor Park and Fitness Trail

We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the completion of Phase 1 of the Wellness Center Outdoor Park and Fitness Trail this Saturday, January 24th from 10 am to 12 noon at the Historic LA & USC Hospital Campus in East Los Angeles.  Directions and Parking The mission of The Wellness…
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Partnering with KCET Departures

Amigos de los Rios has recently partnered with KCET Departures – Youth Voices. Youth Voices is a digital literacy and civic engagement program that invites youth on an exploration of their neighborhood, where they investigate the social, cultural, and political history and take a critical look at the issues facing their community. Students are encouraged…
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Amigos de los Rios Volunteer Stewardship Holiday Survey

Please take 2 minutes to complete this survey. This will help Amigos de los Rios continue to bring beautiful parks to the San Gabriel Valley and ensure that you can be a part of that! Let’s plant more trees!    

The Emerald Necklace Metropolitan Greenspace Planning in Los Angeles & Beyond

Re-post of article  published on November 9, 2014 on The Nature of Cities Introduction written by Mike Houck The following case study from Metropolitan Greenspace Alliance member Amigos de los Rios describes an almost century-long process of Los Angeles’ greening that should inspire other cities and metropolitan regions  toward a greener future. The struggles faced and…
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42nd Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

This past weekend was the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and our friends at Environment America celebrated by releasing a report called Waterways Restored, which highlights more than a dozen instances where our bedrock clean water law has made a difference for our waterways. The Clean Water Act has brought triumph to the…
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The 2014 National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation

Amigos de los Rios was a sponsor of the Large Landscape Practitioners Conference that just took place in DC. We chaired one session on LA BASIN AND BEYOND – metropolitan conservation efforts at a landscape scale. Claire Robinson also spoke at a Metropolitan Greenspaces Alliance session with peers from Chicago Wilderness and Intertwine Portland, OR. Department of the…
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Informational Workshop on Prop P – Oct 20th

Los Angeles County voters approved the Safe Neighborhood Parks Measure in 1992. It provides about $54 million a year for neighborhood and regional parks and recreation.  That measure is about to expire-Proposition P is designed to preserve park and open space funding.  Propositon P will be on the November ballot and there are on a…
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San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

President Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Today, President Obama will use his authority under the Antiquities Act to establish 346,177 acres of national forest land in the San Gabriel Mountains in southern California as a national monument, permanently protecting the popular outdoor recreation destination to increase access and outdoor opportunities for the area’s…
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Public discussion of Recreation, Access and Resource Opportunities – Aug. 26th!

Arcadia, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service will host a panel of local user groups, youth corps, cultural preservation experts, land management specialists and elected officials to explore opportunities for enhancing access, recreational use and protection of scenic, cultural and historic areas of interest on the Angeles National Forest and portions of the San Bernardino…
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