Ribbon Cutting at Hollydale Regional Park

City of South Gate Parks & Recreation announce a Ribbon Cutting at their newly renovated restrooms at Hollydale Regional Park.   Monday, August 5th at 4:00pm Amigos de los Rios has been working hard to complete the renovations and native plant projects at Hollydale Regional Park and Circle Park located in the City of South Gate.…
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San Gabriel Mountains Forever to receive Award

Congratulations to San Gabriel Mountains Forever!  They have been been selected to receive the Building Bridges Award at Congresswoman Judy Chu’s 4th Annual Diver Cities event.  DiverCities is a very special occasion to recognize the diverse leadership and volunteerism in the cities that make up the 27th Congressional District.  The Award Dinner will take place at the Arcadia Women’s Club in Arcadia, California.

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Steve Scauzillo: Turning brown into green takes partnerships

Steve Scauzillo – May 31, 2013 Madrid Middle School Principal Bonnie Tanaka never could pinpoint her school from afar during her drive up the 605 Freeway. Now she can. “I can see this mural,” she said, pointing to the blue and green mountainscape painted on the corrugated metal industrial building that forms the backdrop…
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Bring Back the Wild into the San Gabriel River

For most of its history the San Gabriel River ran wild, carving steep valleys in a mountain range and providing sustenance to native peoples and wildlife alike. Since the 1930s much of the lower San Gabriel River watershed has been tamed by concrete and made inaccessible to the public. Join us to hear Claire Robinson, Managing Director of Amigos de los…
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Daily News eEdition – Steve Veres: For kids’ sake, protect the San Gabriel Mountains

This Op-ed article appeared on the Daily News Los Angeles eEdition, May 15, 2013. The role of the outdoors in enhancing the lives of America’s youth is increasingly well-known. Numerous studies point to the benefits for health and academic focus; an entire movement of educators and social scientists is dedicated to reversing the “nature deficit”…
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Tree Grants to Cities in Los Angeles

Here’s an article from San Gabriel Valley Tribune we thought you might like. Supervisor Molina is providing tree grants to increase the Urban Forest in Los Angeles County –  Tree Grants to Cities

New Projects along Rio Hondo & San Gabriel rivers – The 16 projects range in scope. Some that will cost less include adding a connecting bike lane to the existing Class 1 lanes on the San Gabriel River and the Rio Hondo River, both of which take riders to the ocean.  For the full article – [button link=”” size=”small” bg_color=”#190e6b”]16 Projects Unveiled[/button]  

Green Infrastructure Bioswale

What is Green Infrastructure?

One of AMIGOS goals is educating our community about environmental issues that impact our local area. A topic we feel passionately about is the importance of Green Infrastructure (GI), a methodology we incorporate in our park and trail designs and how it can benefit our communities; especially GI’s impact on the local watershed areas of…
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Amigos de los Rios office wall of contest entries

2012 Student Essay and Picture Contest

Student Essay and Picture Contest on the Importance of Trees We all know that trees look lovely, they provide shade, and they make our neighborhoods look nice, but what many of us don’t realize is how we connect to trees on a personal level. This year, Amigos de los Rios asked elementary, middle school, and…
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Amigos de los Rio volunteer planting trees for a greening event

REI Grant Recipient – Amigos de los Rios

  REI Grant Recipient Video – Amigos de los Rios  –  highlights the volunteer experience and why volunteers get involved.  We would like to thank REI for our grant award and for this wonderful video.