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Central Santa Monica Bay Watershed

Max Bracey
Heal the Bay
CSMB_WC_HTB@pw.lacounty.gov

Vanessa Boudreau
SGA Marketing
CSMB_WC_SGA@pw.lacounty.gov

The Central Santa Monica Bay Watershed Area is a Highly Diverse Hub of Ecology and Culture in Southern California

Notable natural features include the Santa Monica Mountains, Ballona Creek, the LA River and areas like Griffith Park and Kenneth Hahn Recreational Area. Over 200 languages are spoken in the communities that reside here.

We are passionate about helping communities create green spaces in urban areas and using the Safe, Clean Water Program to better improve health, happiness, and sustainability.  

Our approach is that communities know what they need. Our role is to work with them to help meet their goals while also increasing water capture, quality, and supply. Ask us about bioswales!

– Your Watershed Coordinators Vanessa and Max

Get in touch with Vanessa and Max to learn about how we can create exciting water capture projects in your community. 

From the Community

  • Ladera Park (Los Angeles County)
  • The Stocker Corridor Trail near the Baldwin Hills overlook is one of the most beautiful trails in this watershed, especially if you have a dog (on a leash) who likes to hike.
  • “I have always noticed the disparities between high and low resource neighborhoods. We need to level the playing field.”

    Mikaela Randolph, CSMB Resident
  • Mock-up: Slauson Connect Recreation Center (Paul Murdoch Architects)
  • Edward Vincent Junior Park, Inglewood, CA
  • View from the Santa Monica Pier (Vince Fleming)
  • Dog playdate in the Santa Monica Mountains (Annamarie T.)
  • Featured Project

    Edward Vincent Jr. Park Stormwater Improvements Project, Inglewood

    This project will capture rainwater and runoff from an 857-acre drainage area at Edward Vincent Jr. Park through an underground water infiltration reservoir, vegetated bioretention area, and a new dry creek through the park.

    • Project features will remove pollutants from rainwater to improve downstream water quality
    • Provides new recreational and educational opportunities for the community such as a walking path, seating areas, and informational signage
    • Includes the planting of native and drought tolerant plants and trees
  • Veterans Memorial Building at Edward Vincent Jr. Park

Watershed Area Steering Committee Members

Watershed committee members work with the watershed coordinators to develop investment plans for their watershed.

Marcela Benavides

Los Angeles County Flood Control District

Agency

Matthew Veeh

West Basin Metropolitan Water District

Agency

Delon Kwan

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Agency

Susie Santilena

Los Angeles City Sanitation and Environment

Agency
Co-Chair

Cathie Santo Domingo

Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks

Agency

Rita Kampalath

Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office

Community
Co-Chair

Ion Cretu

PSOMAS

Community

Gloria Walton

The Solutions Project

Community

Bruce Reznik

Los Angeles Waterkeeper

Community

Zoe Cunliffe

Black Women for Wellness

Community

Josette Descalzo

Beverly Hills

Municipal

Sean Singletary

Culver City

Municipal

Roberto Perez

Los Angeles

Municipal

Rafael Prieto

Los Angeles

Municipal

Michelle Barton

Los Angeles

Municipal

Bruce Hamamoto

Los Angeles County

Municipal

Joshua Carvalho

Santa Monica

Municipal

Vanessa Boudreau

SGA Marketing

Watershed Coordinator
Non-voting Member

Max Bracey

Heal the Bay

Watershed Coordinator
Non-voting Member

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