Amigos de los Rios is working to create the Emerald Necklace: a natural infrastructure network of green spaces, green schools, parks, and trails throughout under-served communities in the Los Angeles Basin. We are on a mission to connect our mountains to the sea, offer equitable access to nature, and protect our environment and urban communities from the threats of climate change. Our mission is inspired by the 1929 Olmstead Bartholomew plan for an expansive greenway for Los Angeles, which was never realized due changing government priorities during the 30s.EMERALD NECKLACE VISION PLANOUR PROJECTS
Meet Our Team
We are a diverse and inclusive team of seasoned design and outreach professionals, recent college graduates in design, planning and policy, and local community members, committed to making a difference in our neighborhoods and natural environment. Amigos is headed by our founder and Managing Director Claire Robinson, and members of our Board of Directors. To learn more about the lovely folks of Amigos de lo Rios, click below!
The Emerald Necklace Fellows Program
Over the past 15 years we have trained over 100 fellows as part of the “Emerald Necklace Fellows Program.” We are proud to be training the next generation of leaders in sustainable and community-based Green Infrastructure Planning, City Policy, Landscape Design, Project Management, Graphic Design, and Community Outreach.EMPLOYMENTEMERALD NECKLACE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM