Connecting Communities through Nature
Watershed Conservation Authority’s (WCA) vision of Connecting Communities with Nature embraces a ‘work with nature’ approach to watershed enhancement to improve water conservation and supply reliability, as well as providing increased access to open space and recreational opportunities within the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers Watersheds. This vast and varied area includes mountains, valleys, rivers, coastal plain, wetlands and coastline, as well as the Puente Hills, Montebello Hills, San Gabriel Foothills, Angeles National Forest, and the newly established San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
In pursuing its mission, the WCA has acquired six properties along three urban rivers, totaling more than 376 acres, ranging from wilderness open space to urban river parkways in various stages of planning and development for future public use. Additionally, the WCA partners with local and regional entities to implement plans and projects to improve our watersheds and invest in open space, parks, trails, bikeways, greenways and urban greening programs and projects.
If you are interested in supporting the WCA’s work Contact Us. We welcome private and public partnerships, donations, planned giving, and support volunteer opportunities that forward our mission. Many of our partners and supporters are also listed on the Partners page.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
CREATING HEALTHY WATERSHED FUNCTION
Improve watershed hydrology to support water supply, water quality, flood protection, and ecosystem improvement.
Inspire environmental stewardship in diverse communities and among urban users of recreational resources.
Expand access to nature and natural environments that balances the needs of the community and the needs of nature.
Design and implement a comprehensive environmental interpretation program.
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE AGENCY
Expand collaborative partnerships to support WCA parks, projects, and programs.
Create and grow WCA independent identity and public awareness.