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Lower San Gabriel River Watershed

Kekoa Anderson
OhanaVets Inc.
LSGR_WC@pw.lacounty.gov

The upper part of this watershed features mountains, rivers, and woodland habitats in addition to more urban cities closer to the Pacific Ocean.

These differing landscapes present opportunities for a wide range of water capture and water quality projects, especially given the ecological importance of the San Gabriel River and Coyote Creek. For thousands of years, the Tongva people have called this watershed home with many communities along the San Gabriel River and its tributaries.

I love this watershed and the Pico Rivera Golf Course is so underrated! My favorite part of this role is meeting the community and working with students to educate them about stormwater. 

– Your Watershed Coordinator Kekoa

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

From the Community

  • The Whittier Narrows Recreational Area is one of the best family-friendly green spaces in LA County. It has sports fields, equestrian trails, disc golf, fishing, museums, and much more.
  • El Dorado East Regional Park (City of Long Beach)
  • “Favorite part of my job is helping my community learn about stormwater capture using our interactive educational tools.”

    Kekoa Anderson
  • Duck friends at Mirada Community Park (LA County)
  • Adventure Park in Whittier (LA County Parks)
  • Featured Project

    York Field Stormwater Capture, Whittier

    This project features an on-site stormwater capture and filtration facility located beneath the open space in the existing park.

    • Improved park facilities for the community
    • Local stormwater capture and reuse
    • Increased flood protection
    • More tree coverage and native vegetation

Watershed Area Steering Committee Members

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

CJ Caluag

Los Angeles County Flood Control District

Agency

Alex Rojas

Central Basin Municipal Water District

Agency

Rob Beste

Water Replenishment District

Agency

Francisco Guerrero

LA County Sanitation Districts

Agency

Todd Leland

City of Long Beach Parks and Recreation

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
Vice-Chair

Len Gorecki

Bellflower

Municipal

Mike O’Grady

Cerritos

Municipal

Dan Mueller

Downey

Municipal
Chair

Kelli Pickler

Lakewood

Municipal

Wataru Kumagai

Long Beach

Municipal

Fernando Villaluna

Unincorporated Los Angeles County

Municipal

Vicki Smith

Whittier

Municipal

Kekoa Anderson

OhanaVets

Watershed Coordinator
Non-voting Member

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