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Amigos de los Rios

The funds we raise help us work with our 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 at our Volunteer Event this Saturday - July 25, 2015 at La Primaria Elementary, 4220 Gilman Road, El Monte, CA 91732. Help keep your community parks in tip top shape while learning about plants and the environment. Amigos supplies the plants, tools, gloves, mulch, paint, water and snacks, and you supply the elbow grease!

  • 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

  • Save Our Water AND Our Trees

    Today we’re asking you to take action with us to save trees during drought as people turn off their landscape sprinklers — by posting this info visibly on your website. It’s time to come together to tell California to Save Our Water AND Our Trees during this historic drought. With a broad spectrum of partners – including […]

  • Latino Conservation Week – July 11th – 19th, 2015

    This past weekend, the second annual Latino Conservation Week  kicked off and will continue through July 19, 2015. The week is an opportunity for Latinos to demonstrate their passion for enjoying and protecting public lands. During the week, the Latino community will go on outings, volunteer in clean-ups, and other community events – more than […]

  • BIG NEWS for Urban Forestry in Los Angeles!!!

    Amigos de los Rios was just named an awardee of the GGRF’s urban forestry fund!!! As did LACC, KYCC, LA Beautification Team, and LABOS! CAL Fire and Forestry is providing $15.6M in funding through a green innovations grant for urban forestry, which will sequester carbon, and help California’s disadvantaged communities! This includes $750,000 for the Jeff Seymour […]