Braille Trail at Sante Fe Computer Magnet Middle School Watershed Discovery Campus

Amigos de Los Rios – Emerald Necklace Group collaborated with the Monrovia Unified School District, the Hearts for Sight Foundation and Tom Reilly, retired Parks Director for City of Santa Clarita, to develop a set of braille/tactile interpretive signage elements to highlight major school greening improvements that have been completed at the Santa Fe Computer…
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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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Photo credit: Bob Wick, Hoyt Mountain

Advocates Urge Antiquities Act Use to Expand San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

Photo credit: Bob Wick, Hoyt Mountain   Advocates Urge Antiquities Act Use to Expand San Gabriel Mountains National Monument LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Environmental advocates are rallying for the expansion of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument by adding 109,000 acres through the use of the Antiquities Act. These lands, serving as the gateway to…
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Making the ‘Emerald Necklace’ Sparkle.

Edison International published a great story about our partnership. Thank you! “Making the ‘Emerald Necklace’ Sparkle” Edison International helps Amigos de los Rios’ network of green spaces and schools shine brightly during Hispanic Heritage Month. Click the link to view and share the story:

News from the Rio Hondo River Trail!

The Emerald Necklace San Gabriel River and Rio Hondo Greenway project bring students from many regional high schools, community colleges, and universities, as well as local communities, to the river corridors to do high-touch work and bring the soil, greatly disturbed in most areas, back to life. At Peck Water Conservation Park along the Rio…
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Thank You Congresswoman Judy Chu!

Big thanks to Congresswoman Judy Chu for securing $125,000 in funding! This money will go towards a new visitor reception signage system soon to be installed at locations throughout the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. The multilingual signage system will provide regulation and safety information, local environmental and cultural highlights and land-based learning opportunities. Thank…
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Amigos de los Rios Celebrates #CallToEarth Day!

We took part in a global event to raise awareness about climate change and environmental action! CNN showcased groups all around the globe, including the work work we are doing at Santa Fe Middle School. Thank you to all of our volunteers! Check out our Director’s interview with CNN! From the #CalltoEarth Day organizers: You…
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The importance of our water resources

Amigos de Los Rios is working to bring attention to ensuring a safe future for the water resources of Southern California – a critical part of our collective health and wellbeing as a region. Despite our region’s constant droughts and water management issues, we still take for granted our access to clean, quality drinking water.…
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Heal the Bay Releases Annual Beach Report

June 29, 2021 Heal the Bay releases scientific reports and annual bacterial-pollution rankings for hundreds of beaches in California and dozens of freshwater recreation areas in Los Angeles County during 2020 – 2021.