Category: Sponsorships

We are Stewards of the Emerald Necklace Green Way

Latino Conservation Week – July 11th – 19th, 2015

This past weekend, the second annual Latino Conservation Week  kicked off and will continue through July 19, 2015. The week is an opportunity for Latinos to demonstrate their passion for enjoying and protecting public lands. During the week, the Latino community will go on outings, volunteer in clean-ups, and other community events – more than…
Read more

Groups want buses to serve San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

Re-publish of San Gabriel Valley Tribune article – July 2, 2015 Last fall, when President Barack Obama created the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, many thought the new status would mean preservation of the rugged peaks, tall pines and natural streams first recognized by President Benjamin Harrison and later brought to life by naturalist John…
Read more

Amigos’ Brenda Kyle guest speaker for Youth Voices

By Luis Sierra Campos of KCET Departures June 19, 2015 Youth Voices is working with middle school students from three schools in the El Monte City School District: Columbia, Durfee, and Wright. The students, participants in the English Language Development program at their schools, formed teams to explore, investigate, and write about an important issue in…
Read more

Karen Robertson Fall of 1st5LA and the CCC at Salazar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 6-20-15

A great celebration at Salazar Park!

On Saturday June 20th, representatives from First5 LA, Best Start, Los Angeles County – 1st District, Amigos de los Rios, the California Conservation Corp. and community members all came together on Saturday for a Ribbon Cutting celebration at Salazar Park for the new Tot lot amenities.  The new park amenities were designed for children 0-5 years…
Read more

June 6th – Trail Restoration in San Gabriels for National Trails Day

Re-post of June 4th Press Release from SCVNews.com June 6: Trail Restoration in San Gabriels for National Trails Day On Saturday, June 6 – National Trails Day – the Community Hiking Club will lead a group of volunteers in restoring the Dagger Flat Trail, an impassible trail four miles into the Santa Clarita side of…
Read more

KCET – Tending to the School Gardens of Tomorrow: Arroyo High’s Knight Garden

This is a great article about Arroyo High School students building connections with nature and healthy foods! AMIGOS is so happy that we could help the Knights Garden Club get their garden growing! Re-post of KCETLink Youth Voices article by Go Green AHS – May 28, 2015 When we first started the KCETLink Youth Voices program…
Read more

D.C. doctor’s Rx: A stroll in the park instead of a trip to the pharmacy

Re-post of May 28, 2015 – Washington Post Health and Science article by By Frances Stead Seller Robert Zarr is walking from his Columbia Heights medical practice toward Meridian Hill Park, talking about what’s going on inside his head. If you could see his brain on an MRI, he says, far more extensive regions would be…
Read more

Local Communities Rally to Save Trees

ACTrees – March 1, 2015 Washington, DC – A number of communities across the U.S. are focused on preserving local trees in residential areas, parks, and along roadways as they confront development or other land improvements. Here are two examples of communities in Houston and Vancouver that have had success. Plus, an ACTrees resource to…
Read more

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…
Read more

Diversifying Green Spaces with Amigos de los Rios

By Connie K Ho – SoCal Departures -KCET.org Looking at The Wellness Center Park and Fitness Trail in Boyle Heights, it’s hard to believe that it once was an empty fire lane with cement and dead trees littering the area. Located towards the front of The Wellness Center, a facility that offers fitness and health…
Read more