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We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

Amigos de los Rio volunteer planting trees for a greening event

Meet Amigos de los Rios volunteers

  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.    

American Planning Association

American Planning Association Los Angeles  – “Comprehensive Plan Award Large Jurisdiction” 2012  for our participation in the El Monte General Plan Parks & Recreation Element – El Monte, California

Claire Robinson and the vision for an Emerald Necklace Regional Park Network

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Guideline Specifications for selecting, planting and early care of young trees

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Heat Island Effect

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