Category: Education

Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

El Monte Walking School Bus Program

Join other families walking to Durfee-Thompson Elementary! WALK WITH US TO SCHOOL AND: HAVE FUN with friends on the way to school. HELP SAVE THE PLANET by reducing emissions from cars. GET SOME EXERCISE and get to school ready to learn! INCREASE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY and gear up to explore trails and parks in the area.…
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Nurseries that Sell Native Plants

For all of you in our community that are interested in planting native plants here is a list of nurseries that provide them: Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery 4550 Oak Grove Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 (626) 657-0392 Theodore Payne Address: 10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352-2116 Phone: (818) 768-1802 Tree of Life Nursery…
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Ricardo Barth

Inspiration in El Monte

GAINING JOB SKILLS WHILE BUILDING AN “EMERALD NECKLACE” OF TREES THROUGH LOS ANGELES COUNTY  by Molly Miller (re-published from UpliftCA) A kid growing up around the 1400-acre Whittier Narrows Park in South El Monte, near East Los Angeles can spend summer afternoons fishing in the San Gabriel River. It’s stocked with bass and trout. Whittier…
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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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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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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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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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