The Lower Los Angeles River Watershed Area is located in the southern portion of Los Angeles County. The watershed area drains to the Pacific Ocean via the Los Angeles River and includes Compton Creek and a portion of the Rio Hondo. Municipalities that fall within the boundaries of this Watershed Area include: Commerce, Compton, Vernon, South Gate, Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, Bell Gardens, Bell, Pico Rivera, Cudahy, Maywood, Signal Hill, Carson, Lakewood, Downey, Long Beach, Lynwood, and Paramount.

The Lower Los Angeles River Watershed Area is estimated to receive up to $12.8 million annually to fund regional projects and programs.

Regional Program funds for the Watershed Area are programmed by the Watershed Area Steering Committee  comprised of local stakeholders from agencies, municipalities, and community members from within the Watershed Area. The Steering Committee will meet regularly to develop funding plans and recommendations to provide water quality, water supply, and community enhancement benefits to the region. Available meeting details are below.

Steering Committee

Alex Rojas, Central Basin (Agency)

Rob Beste, Water Replenishment District (Agency)

Stephen Scott, City of Long Beach Parks and Recreation (Agency)

Kristen Ruffell, LA County Sanitation Districts (Agency)

Ernesto Rivera, LA County Flood Control District (Agency)

Irene Lopez-Muro, Conservation Corps of Long Beach (Community)

Mark Stanley, Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (Community)

Cindy Montanez, TreePeople (Community)

James Vernon, Port of Long Beach (Community)

Erica Maceda, River in Action (Community)

Gina Nila*, Commerce (Municipal)

Dan Mueller, Downey (Municipal)

Melissa You**, Long Beach (Municipal)

Lorry Hempe, Lynwood (Municipal)

Adriana Figueroa, Paramount (Municipal)

Gladis Deras, South Gate (Municipal)

Cecil Looney, Signal Hill (Municipal)

Tara Dales, SGA (Watershed Coordinator, non-voting member)

* Chair     ** Vice Chair

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Meetings and Events

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00 pm CANCELED

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 1:00 – 4:00 pm CANCELED

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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Agenda     Meeting Guidelines     LLAR Scoring Rubric     Watershed Coordinator Update

SCCWRP – Community-Centered Optimization of Nature-Based BMPs Starting with the Gaffey Nature Center Facility

SCCWRP – Community Garden Stormwater Capture Investigation

SCCWRP – Microplastics in LA County Stormwater

SCCWRP – Gateway Area Pathfinding Analysis (GAP Analysis) – Phase 2

SCCWRP – Regional Pathogen Reduction Study

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Agenda      Video Conference Guidelines     Regional Program Quarterly Report Summary FY20-21 Q3 and Q4     Watershed Coordinator Update     Meeting Minutes Attachment     LLAR Scoring Rubric     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

WebEx Details HERE

Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     Project Presentations     LLAR Scoring Rubric     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm CANCELED

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm CANCELED

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

WebEx Details HERE

Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     Project Presentations     Meeting Minutes     Project Funded Cost Status Update

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Agenda     LACDPH Health Officer Order     LACDPH Best Practices for Businesses to Prevent Covid-19     Video Conference Guidelines     Meeting Minutes Attachments     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     SCW Overview Presentation

FINAL Strategic Outreach and Engagement Plan     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     DRAFT Strategic Outreach and Engagement Plan

Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm CANCELED

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     Resources     WASC Review Sheet     LLAR Scoring Rubric

Meeting Minutes Attachment     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

WebEx Details HERE

Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     Resources     WASC Review Sheet     LLAR Scoring Rubric

SCCWRP – Regional Pathogen Reduction Study

SCCWRP – Gateway Area Pathfinding Analysis

Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     WASC Review Sheet     LLAR Scoring Rubric     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     WASC Review Sheet     LLAR Scoring Rubric     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     Watershed Coordinator Selection Process     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     Resources     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm CANCELED

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     Project Presentations and Submittals Summary     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm CANCELED

Progress Park
1500 Downey Ave, Paramount, CA 90723

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

City of Paramount – Progress Park
15500 Downey Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723

Agenda     Meeting Minutes     Overview of Scored Projects     Scoring Rubric     Expenditure Projections

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Long Beach City Hall, Beach Conference Room, 2nd floor
411 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Agenda        Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Long Beach City Hall, Beach Conference Room, 2nd floor
411 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Agenda     Overview of Scored Projects     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Long Beach City Hall, Beach Conference Room, 2nd floor
411 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Agenda     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Long Beach City Hall, Beach Conference Room, 2nd floor
411 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Agenda     Overview of Project Submittals     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Long Beach City Hall, Beach Conference Room, 2nd floor
411 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Agenda     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Port of Long Beach, Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
415 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Agenda     Meeting Minutes

Upcoming Meetings

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00 pm