WCA Hiring for Project Manager

We have an exciting career opportunity for a Project Manager.

The successful candidate will support planning, development, and maintenance of diverse conservation projects related to open space, recreation, trails, habitat enhancement and watershed protection and improvements to achieve the Authority’s vision of Connecting Communities through Nature

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Full Stack Web Developer for Urban Greening Online Toolkit

We’re looking for an experienced full stack web developer to help with a formal soft launch of an Urban Greening Web Portal for the Gateway Cities region (Southeast Los Angeles County). Click here for the complete Request for Proposal. 

Please send a resume and examples of similar work, as well as, a maximum one-page proposal for contracted work with desired hourly fee to alinz@wca.ca.gov. The contract requires limited in-person meetings at WCA office in Azusa, CA and/or an offsite location in downtown Los Angeles.

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Celebrating Those with Special Needs October 20, 2017

Enjoy Musical Inspired Notes Day celebrating those with special needs in Avocado Heights, presented by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and LA County Parks and Recreation Friday October 20. See details on the flyer below.


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Duck Farm Earth Day Event April 29

The WCA is hosting an Earth Day event sponsored by the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy to paint a mural and learn about the future Duck Farm River Park in La Puente Saturday April 29 from 10am - 2pm. Come to brighten the community and win prizes! There will also be project boards and staff to share the plans for the park as we get closer to beginning construction.

Sign up to come through Facebook here!

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Final Program Environmental Impact Report for the Emerald Necklace Implementation Plan - Phase 1

The Watershed Conservation Authority (WCA), as Lead Agency, has prepared a Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) (SCH#2013031056) for the Emerald Necklace Implementation Plan -Phase 1 and associated Mitigation Reporting and Monitoring Program in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Final PEIR serves as a programmatic document for a program that includes 15 projects that would close gaps in this regional recreational trails network and increase access to the trails to hundreds of thousands of people in the project area.

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Lower LA River Revit. Plan, Upper Segment Kick-off Event

Lower LA River Working Group Members, Alternates and Supporters,

Please mark your calendars for the 2nd Community Kick Off event scheduled for Saturday December 3, 2016 at Clara Park the City of Cudahy!

Hope to see you there!!

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Lower LA River Revitalization Plan: Kick Off Event

Lower LA River Working Group Members, Alternates and Supporters,

The first Community Kick Off Event is taking place on Saturday November 12, 2016 at Hollydale Park (5400 Monroe Avenue) in South Gate.  See flyer below.  For more information, please contact Raul Alvarez at raul.alvarez@asm.ca.gov, 213-620-2050.  

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Community Meeting for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Park Regional Stormwater Capture Project

Los Angeles County Public Works cordially invites you to attend a community meeting to hear about the Franklin D. Roosevelt Park Regional Stormwater Capture Project. Please see meeting details below. We would also appreciate if you could help spread the word. 

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San Gabriel Mountains National Monument: Management Plan meeting

The Forest Service has extended the Comment Period on the Draft San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan & Environmental Assessment to November 1st.  There will be a Public Meeting on October 4th at Big Pine Lodge in Wrightwood and a second Meeting, held in Spanish, on October 13 in the city of South Gate.

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Lower LA River Working Group Members, Alternates and Interested Others:

Meeting no. 6 will be taking place next Thursday October 6, 2016 at Apollo Park, McCaugham Gym Activity Room located at 12544 Rives Avenue, Downey, CA 90242, from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm. The park is located at the intersection of Imperial Highway and Rives Avenue.  

A summary report from Meeting no. 5 can be found here.

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Fiscal Grant Manager/Accountant Position Open

We have an exciting career opportunity for a Fiscal Grant Manager/Accountant to join our team. The successful candidate will play an integral role in our Agency's growth and in fulfilling our mission of "Connecting Communities Through Nature".

If you are interested in being considered for this very important position or know someone who is qualified, please contact us through our job posting here.

Be sure to Include a note letting us know how you learned of our job listing with your resume submission.

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South Gate Auditorium

4900 Southern Avenue

South Gate 90280


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State Funding Workshop, October 7, 2016


October 7, 2016

State Funding Workshop: Bringing more state resources to the San Gabriel Valley and Gateway Cities.

Join us from 8:30AM-1:00PM at Mayfair Park (5720 Clark Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712) for a discussion with state agency representatives to learn more about state greening funds and ways to put those dollars to work in your communities. Speakers to include:

Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the California State Assembly

Allison S. Joe, Deputy Director of the California Strategic Growth

Julie Alvis, Deputy Assistant Secretary for California Natural
Resources Agency

John Melvin, Staff Chief for Resource Protection & Improvement at
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection

Ashley Conrad-Saydah, Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy at
California Environmental Protection Agency


Please RSVP by September 28 to mvergara@rmc.ca.gov

Hosted by the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, the Institute for Local Government, and the Gateway Cities Council of Governments.

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Disadvantaged Community Involvement Forum September 7th, 2-4PM

The Office of Assembly Speaker Rendon together with the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy and Urban Semillas is hosting a Disadvantaged Community Involvement Forum Wednesday September 7. As part of Proposition 1 $9.8 million has been set aside for the Greater Los Angeles-Santa Clara-Ventura IRWMP Funding Area. This forum will provide information about the process and provide opportunities for feedback.

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LA River Bike Ride & Run - Saturday August 20

Come join Assembly member Anthony Rendon, Supervisor Hilda Solis, and the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) for a bike ride and run along the LA River on Saturday August 20.

The Bike Ride & Run will start at:

Maywood Riverfront Park
5000 Slauson Avenue
Maywood, CA 90270

and finish up at:

Cudahy River Park
5322 Clara St.
Cudahay, CA 90201

Registration will start at 8 a.m. followed by the bike ride and run at 8:30 a.m. Snacks and water will be available at both parks.

Find more information about LA River developments and RSVP here.


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