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We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

Amigos receives 2016 APA award

Amigos de los Rios receives the APA 2016 Award for Excellence in Sustainability We were so honored to receive the American Planning Association’s (APA) 2016 Award for Excellence in Sustainability Sustainable Communities Division for our work on Emerald Necklace Forest to Ocean Expanded Vision plan for Los Angeles County. The plan protects water resources while expanding parks and…
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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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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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Every Kid in a Park Announcement

Press Release from White House Council on Environmental Quality Executive Office of the President Dear Friends and Colleagues, Today, the President launched an initiative called Every Kid in a Park to make sure America’s youth have the chance to explore the extraordinary outdoor resources and historic treasures that are a part of our nation. In…
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Monument status for San Gabriels, but much work to do

This article is a reminder that though the San Gabriel Mountains have been designated a National Monument our efforts to protect our beloved San Gabriel Mountains is far from over. There is much more to do to ensure the community’s vision for protecting wild places within the monument, safeguarding important areas outside the proclamation boundary…
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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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Hollydale Park Tree Planting Layout

South Gate Tree Planting Event Planned

On Saturday February 8th 2014, over 300 children and families from the South Gate area, including volunteers from Southern California Edison, Amigos de los Rios, California Conservation Corps, and volunteers from the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts, Kiwanis Club, International Learning Center, and Asian Youth Center will converge on Hollydale Park in the…
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Amigos go to the HALO Awards!

Last Sunday night was an exhilarating evening for Amigos de los Rios, we attended Nickelodeon’s TeenNick 2013 HALO Awards with 30 volunteers from El Monte Key Club, Mount San Antonio Circle K Club, Kiwanis Green Team – Downey High School, and Boyle Heights YMCA. These teens are making a difference – right now – creating a…
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Re-Opening Ceremony at Pixley Park

On Wednesday, October 23rd from 10am -11am, Amigos de los Rios, the City of Maywood, and First5LA and Supervisor Gloria Molina –County First District invite the local community to attend a Ribbon Cutting “Re-Opening Ceremony” of Pixley “Bunny” Park located at 3626 56th St., Maywood, CA 90270. This park enhancement project was funded by First5…
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