For fire safety precautions, Azusa River Wilderness Park (at 100 N. Old San Gabriel Canyon Rd.) will be closed to the public from Sunday, July 2nd through Tuesday, July 4th 2023. We will reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 5th. Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July weekend! 

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Azusa Foothills Stewardship Workshops

Watershed Conservation Authority held a series of eight workshops in the foothills overlooking Azusa from November 2022 to January 2023. The suggestions and feedback of community members collected over the course these events are being synthesized into recommendations for building a community centered stewardship and access program for WCA's Azusa Foothills Open Space lands.  Click here for video excerpts from the workshops. 

This series of workshops is part of the development of a stewardship plan for Azusa Foothills Lands funded by a Rivers and Mountains Conservancy grant for acquisition of land for public benefit in the Azusa foothills. Thank you to all our workshop leaders, and to Azusa Beautiful.

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River Wilderness Park Closed

Due to heat, drought, and active local fires, River Wilderness Park (at 100 N. Old San Gabriel Canyon Rd.) will be closed August 30th through September 11th 2022. 

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River Wilderness Park Re-Opens September 23rd

With the re-opening of the River Wilderness Park and the Angeles National Forest on September 23, 2021, WCA would like to remind visitors to continue to recreate responsibly. The fire danger level remains at "Extreme!" For those looking to beat the heat, visitors to the River Wilderness Park are reminded that there is never river access at this location. The Park is situated beneath dams that can release water into the river suddenly and without warning, creating dangerous conditions. Signs have been posted around the park guiding visitors to other nearby locations where they can get in the water. Thank you and stay safe!



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Watershed Conservation Authority parks and trails that were closed due to Covid-19 are now open. 

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Draft 2020 LA River Master Plan

The draft 2020 LA River Master Plan is available for a 60-day public comment review period. 

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All WCA Properties, Parks, and Trails Temporarily CLOSED

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), all WCA properties, parks, and trails are closed until further notice. 

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COVID-19 Updates

For the latest COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) information and updates, visit the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 webpage 

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New Nature Park — Community Meeting

Come learn more about WCA's new nature park (site of the former Duck Farm) and help us plan for a new River Center and River Trail. 

Wednesday, July 31st at 6 pm at San Angelo Park in La Puente. 

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Crystal Lake Recreation Workshop 11/15 & 11/17!


In case you could not make our first outreach meetings, you can follow the links below to fill out a Crystal Lake or San Gabriel Canyon questionnaire! 

Crystal Lake Questionnaire

San Gabriel Canyon Questionnaire

Please send completed forms to [email protected] 


The public is invited to provide input on the future of recreation resources in the San Gabriel Canyon and Crystal Lake Recreation Area. The San Gabriel Canyon area encompasses 44 square miles that surround the Highway 39 corridor between Sierra Madre Avenue in Azusa and the Angeles Crest Highway. Crystal Lake Recreation Area is located 26 miles up Highway 39 north of Azusa.

During the workshop we will discuss potential recreation improvement opportunities.

The Angeles National Forest and the Watershed Conservation Authority (WCA) are developing the Recreation Master Plan for the San Gabriel Canyon Area and the Crustal Lake Recreation Area Redevelopment Plan through a collaborative partnership. 

See flyer below!

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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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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 [email protected], 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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