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We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

Tips for creating a Drought Tolerant Landscape

June 12, 2015 by Kristen Hicks  Expertise.com   No matter how advanced our technology and understanding of the world becomes, we can’t control the weather. But unlike the many ancient civilizations wiped out by drought, we do have the means to make informed guesses about what’s coming and respond accordingly.1 In the southern and western…
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The Next John Muir Is Chasing Butterflies in the Heart of L.A. The Conservationists of the 21st Century Will Be City Kids

Republishing post – from Zocalo – By Glen M. MacDonald |December 24, 2014.     The pioneering environmentalist John Muir was no great fan of cities. In 1868, he hightailed it out of San Francisco as fast as he could for the Sierra Nevada. He later referred to Los Angeles as “that handsome conceited little town”…
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Sycamore Tree canopy

Proposed $50 mil. in auction rev. to CAL FIRE

This is great news for California’s urban forest! A significant portion of the 2014-2015 budget allocation to CalFire will be directed to support urban forestry projects in California that help meet the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse gases. This proposed funding demonstrates the recognition of urban forestry projects as an important part of California’s plan…
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City Parks a benefit to mental health?

Check out this blog post by zerveian (August 22, 2013) about the ability of city parks and green areas to help urban dwellers rejuvenate their busy minds.  http://bit.ly/12tArcT Maybe, it’s time to take a walk through a park of the Emerald Necklace and refresh your busy mind!  

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.

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