Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), Updated May 21
The next public meeting of the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm in Bellflower. [More details]
Watershed Conservation Authority (WCA), Updated May 17
The next public meeting of the Watershed Conservation Authority (WCA) will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 1:30 pm at the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration and at secondary locations in Paramount and El Monte. [More details]
Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA), Updated May 17
The next public meeting of the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority will be held on Wednesday, August 14 at 3:30 pm at the Long Beach Yacht Club.More details]
Special Film Event: HEROES OF THE COAST, Posted May 16
The public is invited to join in viewing a new documentary film that tells of a brilliant political campaign in 1972 that saved the California coastline from rampant overdevelopment. Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m., The Art Theatre, Long Beach. [More details]
Proposals Invited for On-call Property Maintenance Services and Facility Maintenance Services, Posted Apr. 18
The Watershed Conservation Authority is inviting separate proposals for (a) On-call Property Maintenance Services and (b) On-call Facility Maintenance Services. [More details]
Conservancy Welcomes Release of the San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study
Response to the completion of the National Park Service study
AZUSA, April 12 — The San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) compliments the National Park Service (NPS) staff for their hard work and dedication resulting in the much anticipated release of the San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study. "The study will help communities & policy makers collaboratively plan for enhancements to outdoor recreation, as well as plan for natural resource protection within the San Gabriel watershed," said Mark Stanley, Executive Officer of the RMC. The final recommendation from the study can be reviewed at http://www.nps.gov/pwro/sangabriel/.
Following an eight year study process of the San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains, the NPS study recognizes the nationally significant resources within our watershed. Recommendations within the study call for a new national park designation to provide for the long-term protection and public enjoyment of the natural and historical resources in our region. The final management recommendation combines concepts from two of the alternatives proposed in the 2011 draft study, as well as recommends use of a new federal lands management mechanism to provide NPS services to the Angeles National Forest.
As a long term supporter of the study, the RMC, along with many community groups, strongly supports Alternative D within the draft study, which establishes a new regional national recreation area for the San Gabriel Mountains, and along portions of the foothills and river systems within the San Gabriel Watershed. The NPS recommendation represents a deviation from this alternative and requires some further analysis. The RMC looks forward to collaborating with the National Park Service in conjunction with local, state and federal agencies as well as non-governmental organizations, communities, and stakeholders within the study area as these recommendations move towards implementation.
Award Granted to the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority, Posted Mar. 26
The Los Coyotes Wetlands Authority (LCWA) was awarded a $1 million federal grant. This grant will be matched with additional funding for the acquisition of the Steam Shovel Slough which will be added to the property the LCWA currently owns in the Los Cerritos Wetlands Complex. [More details]
Los Cerritos Wetlands, Public Events, Posted Jan. 11
The January-June 2013 calendar of activities at the Los Cerritos Wetlands is now available. The public is invited to participate in Land Tours, Trash Cleanups, Habitat Restoration, and Bird Walks. [More details]
For more information, phone the RMC at (626) 815-1019 or click here.