Category: Projects

Angeles National Forest Signage Project

Forest Service Interpretive, Wayfinding, and Regulatory Signage. Amigos de Los Rios – Emerald Necklace Group collaborated with the US Forest Service Expert Team, which included a Landscape Architect, Biologist, Ecologist, Historian, Anthropologist, and Community Partner specialist, to develop interpretive, wayfinding, and regulatory signs for the Lake Hughes Community Center and Post Office, the Drink Water…
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The Benefits of Schoolyard Greening

This year, Earth Economics partnered with Amigos de Los Rios to assess the social, environmental, and economic benefits of the Watershed Discovery Campus of Mary W. Jackson Elementary with generous support from the Ingrid Rasch Legacy Fund. Greening the school’s playground—adding trees, pervious surfaces, and a garden—provides nearly $400,000 in annual benefits and supports the…
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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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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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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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Fitness Trail Ribbon Cutting

Celebration of the Fitness Trail at the Wellness Center

January 24, 2015 – Historic LAC+USC Hospital Campus – Last Saturday was a big day for Amigos de los Rios!  We celebrated the completion of Phase 1 – Fitness Trail at the Wellness Center with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony.  The visitors were provided health materials, instruction on the use of the equipment and information on the…
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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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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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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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