Organizational Spotlight: Amigos De Los Rios, Claire Robinson

Tell us a little about Amigos De Los Rios and the work you do there.  Amigos De Los Rios – ‘The Emerald Necklace Group’ is a mission-driven 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2003. Los Angeles as a mega region that has great weather, incredible biodiversity and a wonderfully diverse cosmopolitan population.  Yet our metropolitan area…

World Soils Day Event

To mark World Soils Day, we joined SGMF member organization Amigos de los Rios for a stewardship event at Peck Water Conservation Park. Volunteers got their hands dirty with us while planting nitrogen-fixing plants and mulching. In addition to beautification of the area, the work is helping to protect our land and soil. For context, find out why maintaining…

Event: World Soil Day at Peck Park

WHAT: Join us as we celebrate World Soil Day with work to protect our soil and continue restoration efforts WHERE: Peck Water Conservation Park (5401 N. Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006) WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 9 am to noon WHO: Hosted by Amigos de los Rios and San Gabriel Mountains Forever MORE INFO: For World Soil Day,…

Project Report: Emerald Necklace Stewardship Event

We had the cameras out—and a film crew, too—to document San Gabriel Mountains Forever member organization  Amigos de los Rios as they led dozens of volunteers at the Madrid Middle School in El Monte on Saturday, June 27. The tasks of the day: paint a second mountain mural on the industrial building adjacent to the school field, as well as planting…