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…

Spotlight on Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor with Andrea Gullo (Executive Director, Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority)

Tell me about the Habitat Authority's work. The Habitat Authority manages a 3,870-acre wildland nature preserve in the western Puente Hills, and we manage it primarily for the biological preservation as well as low-impact recreation and outdoor education. We do a lot of things... We have about 3 rangers that patrol the hills to help…

Spotlight on Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor with Claire Schlotterbeck (Executive Director, Hills For Everyone)

What was it like when you established the Chino Hills State Park, and how are things different now? Claire: The act of establishing the state park has been going on and is still going on over the last 41 years. There wasn’t like a single moment where it happened. The group Hills For Everyone was formed…

Leadership Academy Spotlight: Alejandra Sandoval

How did you hear about the Leadership Academy and what inspired you to apply for the program? I heard about the Leadership Academy from a friend who had met Roberto Morales (Nature For All Coalition Chair) at a social event. I was inspired to apply for the program because of the opportunity to carry out…