Our Mission

AMIGOS’ mission is to create an “Emerald Necklace” green infrastructure network 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.

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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.

  • Volunteer Calendar

    Please JOIN US in greening our community this SATURDAY, Dec. 3rd, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Peck Water Conservation Park, 5401 N. Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006 and SUNDAY, Dec. 4th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Mulhall Elementary/Seymour Center, 10900 Mulhall St., El Monte, CA 91731

    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.

Interesting. . . .

“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

  • 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 […]

  • Water Resources in LA Survey

    Voice your opinion on water resources by filling out our Water Resources in Los Angles Today Survey! Tell us where you would like to see Water Source Funds alotted and how you would like to learn more about water resource.

  • 2016 WATERFEST-Oct 15th

    WaterFest 2016 Info

    Join Amigos & the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and the County of Los Angeles to learn family-friendly ways to be water smart! The day in the park will include food, games, activities, giveaways, and a raffle. October 15, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Arcadia Park 405  S. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia, […]