The Lower San Gabriel River Watershed Area is located in southeast Los Angeles County. The watershed area drains to the Pacific Ocean via the San Gabriel River and includes Coyote Creek and a downstream portion of the San Gabriel River. Municipalities that fall within the boundaries of this Watershed Area include: Long Beach, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Cerritos, Artesia, La Mirada, Norwalk, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Whittier, Pico Rivera, La Habra Heights, Signal Hill, and Los Angeles County.

The Lower San Gabriel River Watershed Area is estimated to receive up to $16.7 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

Marcela Benavides-Aguilar, LA County Flood Control District (Agency)

Rob Beste, Water Replenishment District (Agency)

Kristen Ruffell, LA County Sanitation Districts (Agency)

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

Alex Rojas, Central Basin Municipal Water District (Agency)

Dan Knapp, Conservation Corps of Long Beach (Community)

Adam Galia, Resident (Community)

Mark Stanley, Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (Community)

Gabrielle Weeks, Long Beach Coalition for a Safe Environment (Community)

Lisa Ann Rapp**, Resident (Community)

Mike O’Grady, Cerritos (Municipal)

Dan Mueller, Downey (Municipal)

Melissa You*, Long Beach (Municipal)

Bernie Iniguez, Bellflower (Municipal)

Kelli Pickler, Lakewood (Municipal)

Vicki Smith, Whittier (Municipal)

Fernando Villaluna, Los Angeles County (Municipal)

Kekoa Anderson, OhanaVets (Watershed Coordinator, non-voting member)

* Chair     ** Vice Chair

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Meetings and Events

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

WebEx Details HERE (Password: scwp)

Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     Watershed Coordinator Update     LSGR WASC Draft Prioritization Criteria     LSGR WASC Prioritization Survey Results FINAL     Gateway Area Pathfinding (GAP) Phase 1 Study Update     Targeted Human Waste Source Reduction Strategy to Address Bacteria-Related Compliance Objectives for the Los Cerritos Channel Presentation     Regional Pathogen Reduction Study Presentation

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WebEx Details HERE (Password: scwp)

Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     LSGR WASC Prioritization Survey Results     FY21-22 Q1 & Q2 Quarterly Report Summary     Watershed Coordinator Update     Meeting Minutes – DRAFT

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WebEx Details HERE (Password: scwp)

Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     Watershed Coordinator Update     Meeting Minutes

 

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WebEx Details HERE (Password: scwp)

Agenda     Video Conference Guidelines     Watershed Coordinator Update     WASC Roles and Responsibilities Presentation     Meeting Minutes     Meeting Minute Attachments     FY22-23 SOEP – Final

 

Upcoming Meetings

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

 

Previous Call For Projects

 

Click HERE for past meeting details.