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Project: Emerald Necklace Rio Hondo & Peck Water Conservation Project

Description: 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.

Reference Number: 3825P01RMC17015

Implemented By: Amigos de los Rios


Type: Recreation/Access/Interpretation

Total Cost: $617,385.01

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2020    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Los Angeles

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration4/30/2021$617,385.01

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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