This project will enhance biodiversity, water quality, stormwater & urban run-off management along Rio Hondo Emerald necklace & within Peck Park by adding green infrastructure elements along River Parkway. This area is located within eastern Los Angeles County’s underserved El Monte and is adjacent to County Bike Trail, residential areas and schools. Arterials cross the right of way and produce runoff and air pollution that negatively impacts river parkway and local ecosystems. The proposed multi-objective water quality project will improve watershed health, habitat, and trails along the Emerald Necklace’s Rio Hondo River. It will remove invasive plants and restore biodiversity by planting over 1175 native & drought-tolerant trees and shrubs suited to multi-year droughts. The project will retrofit strategic areas to improve stormwater management by removing impervious concrete in select areas, replacing it with permeable paving and bioswales to enhance infiltration and prevent erosion.
Amigos de los Rios
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):