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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

    Special Event - April 25, 2015 - Madrid Middle School, 3300 Gilman Road, El Monte, CA, 91732. Citizens Science Event with Earth Watch RSVP by 4-23-15. Next Weeks - May 2, 2015 - Emerald Necklace Stewardship Event - Peck Water Conservation Park -5401 N. Peck Road, Arcadia, CA 91006

  • 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

  • Local Communities Rally to Save Trees

    ACTrees – March 1, 2015 Washington, DC – A number of communities across the U.S. are focused on preserving local trees in residential areas, parks, and along roadways as they confront development or other land improvements. Here are two examples of communities in Houston and Vancouver that have had success. Plus, an ACTrees resource to […]

  • Every Kid in a Park Announcement

    Press Release from White House Council on Environmental Quality Executive Office of the President Dear Friends and Colleagues, Today, the President launched an initiative called Every Kid in a Park to make sure America’s youth have the chance to explore the extraordinary outdoor resources and historic treasures that are a part of our nation. In […]

  • Monument status for San Gabriels, but much work to do

    This article is a reminder that though the San Gabriel Mountains have been designated a National Monument our efforts to protect our beloved San Gabriel Mountains is far from over. There is much more to do to ensure the community’s vision for protecting wild places within the monument, safeguarding important areas outside the proclamation boundary […]