Latest Emerald Necklace Stories

2011-05-25 09:23:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine if someone took a spray can to one of Van Gogh's masterpieces. That's essentially what happened in Delaware Park earlier this week when vandals attempted to ruin one of the most cherished treasures in the region. About 100 teenagers and young adults created thousands of dollars in damages, leaving the park in disrepair just before its busiest season. According to Thomas Herrera-Mishler, CEO of Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the...

2008-10-02 03:00:25

By Alfred Lee The folks at Amigos de los Rios would like to consider "green" more of a starting point than a tired buzzword. That will be demonstrated at its annual Emerald Necklace gala dinner scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the historic El Monte Community Center at 3130 N. Tyler Ave., El Monte. The event will raise funds for the nonprofit organization's Emerald Necklace parks project and present awards to the wide mesh of partners who have worked on it. The group's grand plan...

2008-09-25 03:00:18

By Jennifer McLain AZUSA - Just miles away from the bustling cities of the Valley is a swath of land surrounded by towering mountains and the flowing San Gabriel River. And, once escrow closes Friday, conservationists intend to keep the 26-acre, $3.5 million parcel undeveloped. "This is the top part of the Emerald Necklace, and our largest acquisition for it," Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said. "Instead of becoming a restaurant or being developed, it belongs to us now."...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By MIRANDA C.R. WHITE Staff Writer REDLANDS - Redlands, once green with orange groves, is working to stay green, developing an Emerald Necklace of open space around the city. The community is also working to keep the water supply clean, improve the air quality and build "environmentally friendly" buildings. Open space and citrus Preserving open space has always been part of the character of Redlands, said Redlands Mayor Jon Harrison. "When people think of Redlands, they think...

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