Giving Tuesday is December 1st

December 1st is a global day dedicated to giving back! It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

Please be a part of the celebration!
  • 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

    JOIN US and HELP YOUR COMMUNITY green the gray on

    On November 21, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00 noon we will be at Mullhall Elementary School, 10900 Mullhull St., El Monte, CA 91731

    On November 28, 2015 at Treasure Island Park, 9300 Bluff Road, Downey, CA 90240 You bring the elbow grease, we supply the glove, tools, snacks and water. See you there!

  • 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

  • Help us win $100K Grant to protect the San Gabriel Mountains

    Friends,   Please take a moment to help us win a $100,000 grant for our work to protect the San Gabriel Mountains by voting for us at this link: LA2050/SanGabrielsGrant            For more than five years, our San Gabriel Mountains Forever coalition has worked with communities from across LA County to protect […]

  • Room for a view, and perhaps more for El Monte man enticed by San Gabriels

    By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune POSTED: 10/17/15 Re-posted on Amigos de los Rios 10-18-15 No one likes sitting through speeches by politicians. This time, the squirming in your seat became endemic because the distractions were everywhere. Behind the podium in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument’s East Fork Oaks Picnic Area Friday was […]

  • Tips for creating a Drought Tolerant Landscape

    June 12, 2015 by Kristen Hicks   No matter how advanced our technology and understanding of the world becomes, we can’t control the weather. But unlike the many ancient civilizations wiped out by drought, we do have the means to make informed guesses about what’s coming and respond accordingly.1 In the southern and western […]