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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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 [email protected]

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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River Wilderness Park and Mt Baldy Preserve Closed July 4th

Both River Wilderness Park in Azusa and the Mt Baldy Preserve property south of Mt Baldy Village will be closed this Monday July 4.

Fireworks are always prohibited on WCA properties.

Find a list of safe professional fireworks displays here.

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Upper SGV Water District Residential Workshop June 29 6-8pm

The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District is hosting a residential workshop: "Creating a Water-Wise and CA Friendly Garden" this Wednesday June 29 from 6-8pm.

For more information and to RSVP see the flyer below:


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Office Closure June 20-June 24

The evacuation orders concerning El Encanto have been lifted for the San Gabriel Complex Fire. The WCA and RMC have returned to normal office hours as of Monday June 27.

Due to wildfire activity in the vicinity of the Azusa Canyon the WCA and RMC offices at El Encanto were closed from 1:30pm Monday June 20 through Friday June 24.

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Lower LA River Working Group Press Release

The Rivers and Mountains Conservancy has shared an official press release for the Lower Los Angeles River Working Group. 

The 39-member group was appointed by California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird to update the Los Angeles County LA River Master Plan. The first two meetings addressed engaging communities in a meaningful way, addressing the issue of water quality, and identifying funding for projects. The group will continue to meet monthly in different cities throughout Southeast Los Angeles to develop a vision for the Los Angeles River and tributaries.


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AB 530 Working Group Next Meeting June 2

The next meeting of the AB 530 Working Group will be June 2 from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Interested in what is happening? Information about the working group and future meetings will be posted on this site: http://asmdc.org/speak…/issues/lower-l-a-river-working-group

Direct any questions to the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC)

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UCLA Luskin Center LA River Event Friday May 20

The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is hosing an all-day event this Friday May 20: Creating a Complete LA River Greenway for All. There will be a lot of great speakers on panels throughout the day, and breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail hour will be included. Come to listen, ask questions, and discuss.

Register online here.



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AB 530 Working Group

The first LA River Working Group meeting was held on May 3rd. Interested in what is happening? Information about the working group and future meetings will be posted on this site:


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East Fork of San Gabriel River Update

The WCA is partnering with the US Forest Service on planning and implementing improvements for popular destinations along the East Fork of the San Gabriel River. The project’s scope includes the last two miles of the East Fork Road, roughly from Camp Williams to the East Fork parking lot plus an additional half mile down into Heaton Flat, gateway to the Sheep Mountain Wilderness and the Bridge to Nowhere.

The WCA together with the Forest Service will be soliciting public comment in June on project plans, officially known as the Proposed Action, as part of project’s official environmental review. Two public meetings are in the works for the San Gabriel Valley, and a schedule is anticipated to be available later this month.

The Sierra Club has posted on the Proposed Action for the East Fork of the San Gabriel River here.

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Storm Water Roundtable Feb 16

U.S. Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano is hosting a Storm Water Roundtable together with the Upper San Gabriel Valley Water District and San Gabriel Valley COG Tuesday Feb 16. Regulators, agencies, public, and press are invited to attend.

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AB 530 Lower LA River Revitalization Informational Meeting Jan 28

Come learn about Lower LA River revitalization planning, get information about important dates and meetings, and find out how to participate in the AB 530 working group Thursday Jan 28.

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