Let’s reduce traffic! 21st Century transportation – more public transit

Look forward to seeing improvements to the @metrolosangeles #MetroPlan. More public transit and active transportation, please #envirometro 21st Century transportation requires more public transit and active transportation #envirometro #MetroPlan Let’s reduce traffic with work on transit and active transportation, not more freeways #envirometro #MetroPlan First drafts always need feedback! We’re hoping for more work on…
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Amigos award from CA Council of Land Trust Award

Amigos de los Rios receives CCLT Achievement Award

On March 9th, 2016, the California Council of Land Trusts recognized Amigos de los Rios for the vision, creativity and success it has provided in the creation of the Emerald Necklace Park Network. The award was presented at the 2016 California Land Conservation Conference—the largest land and water conservation gathering in the state. The event brought together leaders in…
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RIM of the Valley Corridor Study Area

Adam Schiff seeks input on RIM of the Valley

Representative Adam Schiff will be holding two public events on March 8th and 9th (see below). The March 9th meeting will be in partnership with Representative Julia Brownley, both meetings are to discuss the National Park Service Rim of the Valley Special Resource Study Final Summary and next steps. For more information check out RIM of the Valley Corridor…
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Peck Water Conservation Park get’s some TLC

Peck Water Conservation Park gets some loving care from our friends at PAVA (Pacific American Volunteer Association) World Environmental Foundation. Early Saturday morning, volunteers from PAVA met up with the Amigos de los Rios team at Peck Water Conservation Park and planted over 150 new native shrubs and trees, enriching the environment and the beauty…
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Monarch Butterfly

Did you know Pollinators worldwide are in decline?

Re-posts from the National Wildlife Federation Pollinators worldwide are in decline. Habitat loss, invasive species, parasites, and pesticides are largely to blame. But you can help! Pollinators are animals that move from plant to plant while searching for protein-rich pollen or high-energy nectar to eat. As they go, they are dusted by pollen and move it to…
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Transform your garden with natives!

      We must continue to be water wise! Spring is coming, transform your garden with native and “California Friendly” plants. They are every bit as beautiful, but not nearly as thirsty. Visit a local nursery to be inspired, ask an expert, and select plants that you love. Go to the blog page and…
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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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