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Project: LA River Ranger Program

Description: The RMC and the SMMC have established an agreement to implement Assembly Bill 1558 (AB 1558), also known as the River Ranger Bill introduced by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (AD 58) and approved by Governor Brown in 2017. The River Ranger Bill requires extensive coordination between the Conservancies and their Joint Powers Authorities – Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority and Watershed Conservation Authority – and this agreement will establish how the Conservancies will work together on implementation, planning, design and delivery of the AB 1558 River Ranger Program including funding. The bill requires also requires both Conservancies to collaborate with the Department of Parks and Recreation, the California Conservation Corps, and the State Lands Commission to develop a river ranger program to provide a network of river rangers who assist the public at sites along the entire 51-mile Los Angeles River and its tributaries, as prescribed.

Reference Number: 3825P01RMC17022

Implemented By: Watershed Conservation Authority

Objective: Protect the parks, open space, and other public spaces adjacent to the Los Angeles River.

Type: Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Monitoring, Recipient to Specify Projects in Future

Total Cost: $9,168.84

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 5/31/2020    Actual Completion: 11/9/2018

Associated Counties: Los Angeles

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Urban Creek (LA River)12/10/2018$9,168.84

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Recipient to Specify Projects in Future   

Water Action Plan Target

Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description
Increase Operational and Regulatory EfficiencyAction Description


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