Do you take your water utility for granted?

We rely on water utilities to clean up and manage sewage and waste water, and safeguard the health of our lakes, rivers, and natural resources by keeping them free of toxic pollution. But that is not all our water utilities do.  Curious?   Check out this video! and learn more about the additional benefits you…
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A Vision for a Healthier Los Angeles Cty!

Check out the post to KCET SoCal Departures – “The Emerald Necklace a Vision for a Healthier Los Angeles County”  by Amigos de los Rios Fellow  Nikola Hlady – Over the past 10 years Amigos de los Rios has championed a vision of a healthier, more livable Los Angeles Basin — a vision that unites 4,000 square…
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Sycamore Tree canopy

Proposed $50 mil. in auction rev. to CAL FIRE

This is great news for California’s urban forest! A significant portion of the 2014-2015 budget allocation to CalFire will be directed to support urban forestry projects in California that help meet the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse gases. This proposed funding demonstrates the recognition of urban forestry projects as an important part of California’s plan…
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Hollydale Park Tree Planting Layout

South Gate Tree Planting Event Planned

On Saturday February 8th 2014, over 300 children and families from the South Gate area, including volunteers from Southern California Edison, Amigos de los Rios, California Conservation Corps, and volunteers from the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts, Kiwanis Club, International Learning Center, and Asian Youth Center will converge on Hollydale Park in the…
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Amigos go to the HALO Awards!

Last Sunday night was an exhilarating evening for Amigos de los Rios, we attended Nickelodeon’s TeenNick 2013 HALO Awards with 30 volunteers from El Monte Key Club, Mount San Antonio Circle K Club, Kiwanis Green Team – Downey High School, and Boyle Heights YMCA. These teens are making a difference – right now – creating a…
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Mini Center Tot Park Celebration

Tot Park & Nature Trail Opens in S. El Monte

Saturday, October 26th – Odwalla, The Nature Conservancy, Target, and Amigos de los Rios hosted a Tree Planting Celebration at Mary Van Dyke/Mini Center for the opening of the Emerald Necklace Nature Trail and Tot Park at the Mini Center in South El Monte. This Emerald Necklace Tot Lot and Nature Trail Project was funded…
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Karen Roberson-Fall at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Pixley Park in Maywood

Pixley Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Wednesday, October 23rd – Ribbon Cutting “Re-Opening Ceremony” of Pixley “Bunny” Park, City of Maywood, CA Children and teachers from local Daycare programs and neighborhood residents, joined officials from Los Angeles County, City of Maywood, First 5 LA and Best Start, Weingart YMCA,  and Amigos de los Rios for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Pixley…
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The Face of this Place by The Conservation Fund

The Conservation Fund a wonderful partner to Amigos de los Rios created this video to increase awareness of the work done by Amigos to support the Emerald Necklace or East Los Angeles County.  “The Face of this Place” 

Re-Opening Ceremony at Pixley Park

On Wednesday, October 23rd from 10am -11am, Amigos de los Rios, the City of Maywood, and First5LA and Supervisor Gloria Molina –County First District invite the local community to attend a Ribbon Cutting “Re-Opening Ceremony” of Pixley “Bunny” Park located at 3626 56th St., Maywood, CA 90270. This park enhancement project was funded by First5…
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City Parks a benefit to mental health?

Check out this blog post by zerveian (August 22, 2013) about the ability of city parks and green areas to help urban dwellers rejuvenate their busy minds. Maybe, it’s time to take a walk through a park of the Emerald Necklace and refresh your busy mind!