Amigos De Los Rios | Emerald Necklace Group is working to develop community coalitions and build teams to create and maintain the urban forest and green infrastructure.
Using our Park Projects as demonstration designs for the benefits of green infrastructure and urban forestry, our program actively engages the school communities of East Los Angeles County providing an education for the community and maximizing the benefits of urban forestry.
Students, parents, and staff at schools along the Emerald Necklace green way are working with Amigos De Los Rios | Emerald Necklace Group to create a tree planting greening plans for their campus.
Lessons associated with the planting unfold in the classroom and in the new outdoor education space created by the greening process. The principals of the elementary schools, and various school district staff, work with Amigos De Los Rios, along with City Staff for each park site.