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 


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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Notice Inviting Sealed Bids, ADDENDUM #1

for DUCK FARM PHASE 1A - STEP 2 Project No. 2018-DF_P1AS2

The project, known as Duck Farm, will transform Watershed Conservation Authority property - located at 12936 Valley Blvd., La Puente, CA 91746 - on both sides of the 605 freeway and adjacent to the San Gabriel River into a passive public park and greenway.

Work shall be done in accordance with the contract documents known as the DUCK FARM PHASE 1A-STEP 2. The complete Bid Package, including construction documents, specifications and all other components are available for download at ARC Public Planroom by going to: Click on: Public Planroom. Then find the project name: Duckfarm.

Full instructions for bidders can be found HERE

Updated ADDENDUM #1 can be found HERE.

A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15th at 10:00 a.m., at the project location - "Duck Farm". Meet at east entrance gate located at Proctor Street and San Fidel Avenue, La Puente, California 91746. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory for award of the contract.

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RFP - Landscape Schematic Design


The City of San Dimas (City) Community Development Department, in coordination with the Watershed Conservation Authority (WCA), is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide professional consulting services for Schematic Design and Construction Documents for the Walnut Creek Habitat Preserve West Phase Trail Loop.

The initial West Phase project includes passive recreational elements (trail loop), habitat enhancements, and the planting of a vegetated trail buffer. This work will accomplish the necessary improvements to provide public access over a portion of the project site including trail development and trail-side amenities (interpretive signage, benches, etc.) that will create a looped spur trail connection to the existing LA County Antonovich Trail. 

Each proposal must be submitted according to the instructions in the linked Request for Proposals (RFP) package - HERE

Inquiries shall be directed to Ann Garcia, Community Development Department at (909) 394-6282, and Alex Linz, WCA Project Manager, at (626) 815 1019 ex. 105,, by August 1st, 2018. Two (2) sealed copies of the proposal and (2) Digital copies must be received at the City of San Dimas, Community Development Department, 245 E. Bonita Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773, Attn: Ann Garcia, no later than 3:00 P.M. on August 6th, 2018. Proposals submitted after that date and time will not be accepted.  

The proposal(s) found to be most advantages to meet the needs of the WCA shall be submitted to the WCA Board for their consideration to award. The Board has the right to reject any proposal at their discretion.

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RFP for Funding Opportunities

The Watershed Conservation Authority (WCA) is requesting proposals from qualified entities to provide funding opportunities and legislative support services.

The purpose of the Authority includes providing for a comprehensive program to expand and improve the open space and recreational opportunities for the conservation, restoration, and environmental enhancement of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers Watersheds. The objective of this solicitation is to select a qualified consultant to provide funding opportunities for the WCA.

Each proposal must be submitted on the forms available in the linked Request for Proposals (RFP) package - HERE. Proposals shall be submitted to 100 N. Old San Gabriel Canyon Road, Azusa, CA 91702, on or before 3:00 p.m. on  Monday, June 18, 2018. Proposals shall be identified as “Funding Opportunities - WCA” on the envelope. No faxed or e-mail proposals will be considered. If you have questions before submitting your proposal please contact Salian Garcia, WCA Fiscal Manager, 626-815-1019 or at

The proposal(s) found to be most advantages to meet the needs of the WCA shall be submitted to the WCA Board for their consideration to award. The Board has the right to reject any proposal at their discretion.


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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, 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

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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