Each week AMIGOS volunteers are working hard planting, weeding, mulching and providing love to parks in our community. The tools, materials and support are provided by Amigos de los Rios and we need your help to continue these greening efforts.

Please consider making a donation to Amigos de los Rios to help us continue our community greening. Any amount would be appreciated!

  • Emerald Necklace

    Amigos de los Rios is working to create The Emerald Necklace Regional Park Network encompassing the San Gabriel Forest to the Pacific Ocean and out to the Catalina Islands.

  • Volunteer Calendar

    Please JOIN US in greening our community on Aug 19th, 2017 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, located at 555 Durfee Ave. South El Monte, CA 91733.

    On Aug. 26th 2017 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM at Madrid Middle School, 3300 Gilman Road, El Monte, CA 91732

    YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! See you there!

  • Park Projects

    Take a tour of our parks projects located in the Emerald Necklace.

    See how Amigos de los Rios and our community partners are working to transform the landscape of the Emerald Necklace by creating beautiful state of the art parks.

Our Mission. . . .

Amigos de los Rios mission is to create an “Emerald Necklace” green infrastructure network Emerald Necklace Vision Map of parks and trails throughout the Los Angeles Basin to connect the Mountains to the Sea, and in doing so, improve access to recreation and link Southern Californian communities to nature and each other, expand access to safe non-vehicular transportation, create culturally meaningful public spaces within blighted communities, and protect urban communities from the harmful effects posed by climate change.

  • Altadena Heritage’s efforts for Triangle Park

    Amigos de los Rios greatly appreciates and is proud to partner with Altadena Heritage’s Board on their efforts to raise funds to build Triangle Park. Below is an update sent to the Board of Directors on the status of their efforts – (June 20, 2017) Hi Board! (Altadena Heritage BOD) As promised at last night’s […]

  • Nurseries that Sell Native Plants

    For all of you in our community that are interested in planting native plants here is a list of nurseries that provide them: Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery 4550 Oak Grove Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 (626) 657-0392 Theodore Payne Address: 10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352-2116 Phone: (818) 768-1802 Tree of Life Nursery […]

  • Amigos receives 2016 APA award

    Amigos de los Rios receives the APA 2016 Award for Excellence in Sustainability We were so honored to receive the American Planning Association’s (APA) 2016 Award for Excellence in Sustainability Sustainable Communities Division for our work on Emerald Necklace Forest to Ocean Expanded Vision plan for Los Angeles County. The plan protects water resources while expanding parks and […]