We all Need Parks!!

Healthy, Safe Communities have Thriving Parks! Amigos de los Rios is very excited about the opportunity to participate in the Los Angeles County park assessment Study! Parks provide countless health, social, environmental and economic benefits to communities. Communities with abundant parks and quality recreational facilities thrive. The County of Los Angeles is studying park and…
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World Soils Day Event at Peck Park

December 4th was World Soils Day, and to recognize the importance of this topic, members of the San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership coalition shared in a stewardship event at Pecks Water Conservation Park. Volunteers got to feel the soil with us while planting nitrogen-fixing plants and mulching. In addition to beautification of the area, the work is helping to protect our land and…
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Room for a view, and perhaps more for El Monte man enticed by San Gabriels

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune POSTED: 10/17/15 Re-posted on Amigos de los Rios 10-18-15 No one likes sitting through speeches by politicians. This time, the squirming in your seat became endemic because the distractions were everywhere. Behind the podium in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument’s East Fork Oaks Picnic Area Friday was…
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Tips for creating a Drought Tolerant Landscape

June 12, 2015 by Kristen Hicks   No matter how advanced our technology and understanding of the world becomes, we can’t control the weather. But unlike the many ancient civilizations wiped out by drought, we do have the means to make informed guesses about what’s coming and respond accordingly.1 In the southern and western…
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Join LA METRO and its Partners at a countywide forum

Please join LA METRO and its Partners at a countywide forum Green Places, Reimagine and Reinvent, Thursday, October 1, 2015, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm! Join Metro and Partners for a preview of placemaking and urban greening resource, Green Places: Reimagine and Reinvent Website. Come give your feedback on the new best practice tool. The…
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We are all in this together

We are deeply moved and greatly heartened by the Pope’s outspoken leadership on climate concerns. We admire his hard and tireless work for equality and eradication of poverty. The Pope will help us all support the safety and quality of life for current and future generations and protect vital environmental resources. We will continue to…
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Save Our Water AND Our Trees

Today we’re asking you to take action with us to save trees during drought as people turn off their landscape sprinklers — by posting this info visibly on your website. It’s time to come together to tell California to Save Our Water AND Our Trees during this historic drought. With a broad spectrum of partners – including…
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L.A.Works Day 2015 – September 12th

On September 12, 2015  from 8:00 am to 1:00pm – thousands of corporate and community volunteers will be spread out at regional parks and nonprofit organizations along the LA River in South East LA. Volunteers will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty on L.A. Works day as they spend their time throughout the regional…
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Public Comment Period Extended for San Gabriel Mountain Natl Monument Plan

On – August 4, 2015 The USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest, has extended the public comment period for the Need to Change Document for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan until Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Public Comment on San Gabriel Mtns Nat’l Monument Plan  

Greening the new Seymour Center in El Monte

The Cal Fire and Forestry “Seymour Family Green Infrastructure Center” a Green Innovations program Grant will fund  transformation “via greening” of the decommissioned Munhall Elementary School and related green infrastructure education programs in partnership with the El Monte School District. This location is being converted  into a  “one stop Family Wellness  Center” named after legacy…
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