We invite Veterans to actively engaged in our legacy Emerald Necklace Project. And we honor their service to the community. Jose Juantes is a veteran who regularly attends Emerald Necklace Stewardship events – providing mentorship and leadership to local community members.
In all of its projects, Amigos de los Rios utilizes a holistic approach to conservation that includes the needs of the environment, the economy, and the community. Open space, parks, wetlands, and other types of green infrastructure are critical components to maintaining a high quality of life for urban residents, especially those living in built-out environments like the San Gabriel Valley.
The park enables community access to the EMERALD NECKLACE Bike Path part of the Emerald Necklace Trail along two major arterial roads. The beautiful seating area and plantings are a patch of green tranquility and provide a respite from the busy urban environment, giving the visitor a place to reflect and remember proudly the veterans who have served our country.
Green infrastructure also plays an integral role in furthering environmental efforts aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of residents, especially in regards to air and water quality and habitat conservation and restoration.
Together with our community volunteers we planted over 1000 native and meditreanian trees and shrubs