Edward Belden loves spending time in parks, open spaces and promoting the multitude of benefits they provide. His work has spanned from the leaves of plants to the plans of cities working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He is an environmental professional with experience in implementing green infrastructure projects, watershed monitoring, environmental analysis, trail planning, restoration, green building, sustainability, recreation improvements, and youth-focused programs. Currently working to Restore and Revitalize the LA River with the City of Los Angeles, he also serves on the Monrovia Community Services Commission. Edward is a native of Monrovia who loves observing nature, hiking, biking, and making ice cream in his spare time. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Hobart College and a Master’s in Environmental Science and Management from UC Santa Barbara.