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Arroyo Seco Foundation

The Arroyo Seco is a key tributary of the Los Angeles River connecting the San Gabriel Mountains to downtown Los Angeles through the communities of Pasadena, Altadena, La Canada Flintridge, South Pasadena and northeast Los Angeles.

We need help to develop ongoing funding for our work supporting local efforts to protect and restore the Arroyo Seco and the Los Angeles River River. We have a native plant nursery and also conduct lots of educational activities. So we have a great story to tell funders such as businesses, foundations and governmental agencies.

Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: You can help by researching funding opportunities and preparing applications and proposals. We are a volunteer-centered organization, so your help will be especially valuable. Grant writers will help with finding possible donors and writing grant proposals. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who would like to develop and apply their skills at grant writing, research and fundraising. You can set your own schedule and share in other activities of the foundation as well.

Requirements: Basic writing and research skills are required and a desire to develop fundraising and grant experience.

Please send your bio and cover letter that let's us know why you want to get involved.

Thanks for your interest and support.

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About Arroyo Seco Foundation


PO Box 91622, Pasadena, CA 91109, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arroyo Seco Foundation is to preserve and enhance the Arroyo Seco from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Los Angeles River, reforest our region and promote environmental and cultural awareness of one of Southern California's greatest natural resources.


The Arroyo Seco Foundation (ASF) is dedicated to protecting and promoting the Arroyo Seco watershed. ASF advocates an integrated, harmonious approach to watershed and flood management, water conservation, habitat enhancement as well as the expansion of recreational opportunities. Through action projects, recreation and environmental awareness activities, ASF strives to involve the residents and organizations in our region in this tremendous enterprise. ASF works to reforest the Arroyo Seco, the San Gabriel Mountains and the neighboring urban landscape with native shrubs and trees.

The activities of the Arroyo Seco Foundation enable local residents and businesses to become directly involved in the restoration of the Arroyo Seco and in the recreational and environmental opportunities available

Major Projects include:

  • Arroyo Seco Watershed Restoration -- This comprehensive approach to mountain and urban watershed management is a partnership of ASF and and the many organizations of the Council of Arroyo Seco Organizations (CASO).
  • Tours and Educational Events -- ASF offers a variety of types of tours of the Arroyo Seco and a series of educational programs about the habitat, culture and history of the Arroyo Seco.
  • Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery - ASF grows and cares for native and California-Friendly trees and plants at our nursery.

For more information or to get involved, please contact us.

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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Research
  • Environmental Education
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Environmental Policy
  • Reading / Writing
  • Fundraising


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A few hours a week or a focused short commitment.
  • Dedication to environmental sustainability and community improvement.

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