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Amigos de los Rios, stewards of the East Los Angeles County Emerald Necklace Park Network, collaborate with communities to protect and restore open spaces by designing quality public environments (parks and trails) that revitalize city neighborhoods within economically challenged communities in Southern California.

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  • 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.

    Read why it is so important.

  • Volunteer Calendar

    Join us this Saturday April 19th, 2014 at Rio Vista Park, 5275 Ranger Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm!
    Bring your friends, family, colleagues from work, school or church and join the fun helping us plant trees and plants, and keep our parks healthy!
    You bring the elbow grease and we supply the tools, and snacks.

  • Park Projects

    Take a tour of the parks 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.

Amigos in the News

We would like to THANK First 5 LA for their Tot Parks and Trails project which is creating sustainable changes in Los Angeles by providing increased opportunities for families with young children to connect with nature and be physically active.

“We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children's memories, the adventures we've had together in nature will always exist.” ― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit

  • 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 […]

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

    Sycamore Tree canopy

    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 […]

  • South Gate Tree Planting Event Planned

    Hollydale Park Tree Planting Layout

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