Date built: 2005 – 2010 – $700K
Amigos renovated the Peck Road Water Conservation Park, a key park of the Emerald Necklace of East Los Angeles County. The 5-acre county facility is located within a redeveloped gravel quarry that opens onto 210 acres of recreation and habitat areas for fishing, bird-watching, walking, bike-riding, jogging, picnicking and outdoor educational activities.
Ongoing Restoration Efforts: In October of 2016 The Nature Conservancy awarded Amigos de los Rios a grant to continue to enhance Peck Park’s habitat by planting drought tolerant and habitat specific native trees and shrubs.
Utilizing innovative techniques and technology pioneered and provided by the Land Life Company, Amigos de los Rios has placed important habitat producing shrubs in key areas that will not receive any further supplemental water. These plants include additional Willows and Mulefat as well as Toyon, Laurel Sumac, Sugar Bush, California Buckwheat, Elderberry, Sages, Bladderpod as well as many others.
Project Team: Amigos de los Rios, Roberts International, Paul T. Norconk A.S.L.A., CCC, VCA Engineering and Randy Montgomery
Park Funding: California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection and Caltrans, Proposition A, Supervisor Gloria Molina, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
Amigos de los Rios would like to thank The Nature Conservancy for their support of our work at the Peck Water Conservation Park and other projects associated with the Emerald Necklace Park Network.
Peck Road Water Conservation Park Elements:
Youth Involvement – California Conservation Corps
To keep the parks and trails of the Emerald Necklace Park Network at their best and help out the municipalities overseeing the locations, Amigos de los Rios conducts weekly Park Grooming Events. This work is all lovingly done by volunteers. We welcome anyone that wants to help out their community, learn about nature and their environment, and get to know others with the same interests.