The South Santa Monica Bay Watershed Area is located in southwest Los Angeles County. The watershed area drains to the Pacific Ocean and includes the Dominguez Channel. Municipalities that fall within the boundaries of this Watershed Area include: Carson, Los Angeles, Torrance, Los Angeles County, Gardena, Redondo Beach, Inglewood, Rancho Palos Verdes, El Segundo, Lomita, Lawndale, Rolling Hills Estates, Hermosa Beach, Rolling Hills, Compton, Manhattan Beach, Hawthorne, and Palos Verdes Estates.
The South Santa Monica Bay Watershed Area is estimated to receive up to $18.4 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.
Cung Nguyen, LA County Flood Control District
E.J. Caldwell, West Basin
Diane Gatza*, Water Replenishment District
Kristen Ruffell, LA County Sanitation Districts
Cathie Santo Domingo, Los Angeles Recreation & Parks
Alison Suffet-Diaz, Environmental Charter School
Craig Cadwallader**, Surfrider Foundation South Bay Chapter
Guang Yu Wang, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission
Hany Fangary, Fangary Law Group
Wendy Butts, Los Angeles Conservation Corps
Julio Gonzalez, Carson
Susie Santilena, Los Angeles
Paul Alva, Los Angeles County
John Dettle, Torrance
Stephanie Kastsouleas, EWMP: Beach Cities (Manhattan Beach)
Heecheol Kwon, EWMP: Dominguez (Hawthorne)
Ken Rukavina, EWMP: Peninsula (Palos Verdes Estates)
*Chair **Vice Chair