OUR FOUNDING MEMBERS
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Amigos de los Ríos (Amigos) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) established in 2003. We work to create vibrant communities by designing quality public environments in collaboration with local governments, businesses and residents and strive to bring renewed life to urban neighborhoods. Our Mission is to create a regional Emerald Necklace of sustainable open spaces along urban river corridors that connect the mountains to the sea—protecting the environment and strengthening community life for the benefit of current and future generations. We are working in the blended Rio Hondo and San Gabriel Watersheds on a variety of Multi – Benefit projects, using sustainable design principles and partnering with green infrastructure design experts to build projects that foster watershed health.
The California Trail Users Coalition is a non-profit corporation designed to help all interested parties participate in a beneficial forum. Our mission statement is as follows: “To provide a forum for all trail users to discuss related issues, problems and alternative solutions; to assist in the planning, development, maintenance and hosting of trails; and to help enforce the rules of the road; and to develop and maintain programs designed to educate users on proper use of trails and trail etiquette.”
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, established in 1927, is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants. The privately-funded, nonprofit organization brings conservation applications to the public through horticultural education, scientific research and sales of native plants at Grow Native Nursery.
What began as a group of 23 mountain climbing buddies is now the nation’s largest consumer cooperative. REI’s passion for the outdoors runs deep. Our core purpose is to inspire, educate and outfit people for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Each year, REI donates millions of dollars to support conservation efforts nationwide and sends dedicated teams of volunteers—members, customers and REI employees—to build trails, clean up beaches, restore local habitats and more. Through responsible business practices across the company, we strive to reduce our environmental footprint. We work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day.
Experienced environment, health and safety executive with 30 years of increasing responsibilities in permitting/licensing of electric utility generation, transmission and distribution facilities; the management of environmental; safety; occupational health; health and safety research; and environment and resources sustainability programs. I have a visible commitment to superior environmental and safety performance, based on a record of proven results: 1) Implementation of EH&S management systems; 2) EH&S performance tracking; 3) Corporate Social Responsibility and Environment and Resources Sustainability; 4) Risk communication and media interviews; 5) State and Federal legislative and policy development; 6) developing workable partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders (including grant making); and 7) management of complex EH&S RD&D programs.
We’re committed to delivering safe, reliable, affordable electricity – just as we have for more than 125 years. Guided by our core values of integrity, excellence, respect, continuous improvement, and teamwork, we’re powering the present and preparing for the future. From how we operate today to how we plan for the future, we are committed to protecting the environment as we deliver reliable, affordable power. Over the years, we have engaged millions of Californians in conserving electricity through energy efficiency programs — resulting in lower emissions and improved air quality. We have long been a national leader in renewable power, and today we’re delivering more renewable power than ever — in fact, more than any other utility nationwide.
Ex Officio Members
The San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) was created by the California legislature in 1999. We’re one of ten conservancies within the California Resources Agency. Our mission is to preserve open space and habitat in order to provide for low-impact recreation and educational uses, wildlife habitat restoration and protection, and watershed improvements within our jurisdiction.
The SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The South Coast AQMD believes that all who live or work in this area have a right to breathe clean air. SCAQMD is committed to undertaking all necessary steps to protect public health from air pollution, with sensitivity to the impacts of its actions on the community and businesses. This is accomplished through a comprehensive program of planning, regulation, compliance assistance, enforcement, monitoring, technology advancement, and public education.
Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we are proud to safeguard these more than 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun. Taking care of the national parks and helping Americans take care of their communities is a job we love, and we need-and welcome-your help and support.
The Southern California Consortium is an environmental education, outreach and recruitment, kindergarten thru employment program. The focus is to educate underserved urban communities on the importance of natural resources. Currently the program has established relationships in Hispanic and African-American communities in urban areas, with Native-American and Asian programs being established in the near future. The three major program areas are: Community, Education, and Employment.
The Angeles National Forest is located in one of the most heavily populated and culturally diverse areas in the nation. The 655,387-acre forest is a scenic outdoor treasure, providing 72 percent of all open space in Los Angeles County and a third of all downstream water in the basin. Many species of plant and animal life make their home there, and depend on a healthy environment to survive and thrive. More than 4 million visitors come to the forest each year to enjoy hiking, biking, winter sports, fishing, boating, water-play, off-highway vehicle use, picnicking, camping, scenic driving, and horseback riding.
Chartered by Congress, the National Forest Foundation was created in 1993 to work with the U.S. Forest Service. The National Forest Foundation brings people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands. As the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, we engage America in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System. We also administer private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests.