The North Santa Monica Bay Watershed Area is located on the west coast of Los Angeles County. The watershed area drains to the Pacific Ocean via multiple creeks including Topanga Canyon, Malibu Creek, Zuma Canyon Creek, and Corral Canyon Creek. Municipalities that fall within the boundaries of this Watershed Area include: Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Malibu, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills, and Calabasas. 

The North Santa Monica Bay Watershed Area is estimated to receive up to $1.8 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

Cung Nguyen, LA County Flood Control District 

David Pedersen, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District 

Dave Rydman, LA County Waterworks Districts

Chad Christensen, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

Madelyn Glickfeld, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability UCLA

Doug Marian, CA Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association

Kirsten James, Resident


Jessica Duboff, LA Area Chamber of Commerce

Tevin Schmitt, Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation Ventura County

Nathan Hamburger, Agoura Hills

Alex Farassati, Calabasas

Kerry Kallman, Hidden Hills

Katy Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County

Paul Alva, Los Angeles County 

Shea Cunningham, Malibu

Jessica Arden, Westlake Village

Meetings and Events


Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Monday, November 4, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
4232 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302