Arroyo Seco Foundation

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Environment, Water

Location: 570 W. Avenue 26 Suite 300 Los Angeles CA 90065 USA

Mission: The Arroyo Seco Foundation is a non-profit education and action organization.  Our goal is to preserve and enhance the Arroyo Seco watershed from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Los Angeles River, to promote sustainable management of the watershed and to foster environmental awareness and stewardship.
Results: The Arroyo Seco Foundation has sponsored campaigns to restore and enhance the Arroyo Seco, Southern California’s most celebrated canyon.  Trees flourish throughout the Arroyo and native fish again swim in the stream as a direct result of ASF.  The Lower Arroyo Stream Restoration, developed in the 1990s, and the establishment of Hahamongna Watershed Park, and the restoration of the native fish, the Arroyo Chub, recently are the highlights of the effort.  This has all been accomplished with a massive infusion of volunteer labor and enthusiasm.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Everyone who uses the Arroyo including its trail, the Rose Bowl, the aquatic center and its parks benefits.
Geographic areas served: Los Angeles County
Programs: * Central Arroyo Stream Restoration Program * Arroyo Seco Watershed Coordination * Foothill Conservation Program * Save Hahamongna
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The Arroyo Seco Foundation has made a positive footprint on our Arroyo Seco River these past 20 years and I am certain they will continue to do the same for the next 20 years. The Foundation does a great job of educational outreach through its speakers and school art programs.The theme is an all important one: to protect and preserve our natural watershed system which includes one of the last natural alluvial fans in Southern California. The message has been reaching people all over the San Gabriel Valley. That's 4 Stars.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the last few weeks with my wife's involvement with the Arroyo Seco.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The consistent inroads the Foundation has made in water quality and watershed protections.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

upbeat and environmentally enthusiastic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do an amazing amount of public education outreach, education awareness, river-clean up and Restoration to meet its goal of preserve of protect our natural resources.

Ways to make it better...

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

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One thing I'd also say is that...

if the Foundation had more funding, I'm certain they could build a strong program that can even involve paid internships for college-bound and/or college students in the area of watershed management.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The ASF website starts out great with a logo with style - has a craftsman architecture that's just right for Pasadena. The next thing I notice is that it's current. Most site's have the look of last week's newspaper or worse. But ASF is up to the minute and that takes a lot of dedication to maintain. And finally it's got just the right balance of value and plea. All causes constatntly need maoney, but when all they do is cry out for help, it's just another shout in the wind. This website says "Here's what happening, here's what we're doing and this is why we deserve your support." That's more like it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing change resulting from my efforts

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

interesting project

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very dedicated to the value of the project

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

restore the Arroyo Seco to it's natural condition

Ways to make it better...

I had more energy and not so many other interests

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money, what else?

One thing I'd also say is that...

Tim brick is a great leader of this organization

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The only organization dedicated to the entire Arroyo Seco Watershed, from the headwaters in the San Gabriel Mountains following the Arroyo Seco stream through the urban landscapes of Pasadena and Los Angeles to the confluence with the LA River. Arroyo Seco Foundation is the one-stop website for issues that define this region, environmental to recreational to historical and cultural.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Break some concrete out of the flood control channel and bring a healthier envirnment back to highly urbanized areas.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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