City gets over $1 million for open-space preservation

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO — Over $1 million in state grants to boost Montebello’s greening efforts can soon be spent to effectively link the city to the region-wide Emerald Necklace Project — a 17-mile loop of trails and parks between the Rio Hondo Channel and the San Gabriel Valley River. Officials are finalizing the details of the little-known Montebello Riverbed Restoration Project, which will provide and refurbish access points to the bike and horse trails that are part of the Emerald Necklace along the Rio Hondo Channel on the city’s east end. Some local Sierra Club members and even city councilmembers were unaware of the project or the grant money in recent interviews, even though the project details were posted in City Hall Feb. 9 for a 30-day public review period. And the subject was never mentioned when the council faced a vote in January to officially join the Emerald Necklace Accord a move they did approve. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.last_img

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