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Project: LA River Ranger Program Implementation Phase II

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: 3825P01RMC18005

Implemented By: Watershed Conservation Authority

Objective: The project meets the objectives of Proposition 1.

Type: Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Monitoring, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $481,544.67

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 12/30/2019    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties:

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Other State Funds10/15/2018$250,000.00
Prop. 1, Urban Creek (LA River)4/1/2021$231,544.67

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)   

Water Action Plan Target

Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description
Identify Sustainable and Integrated Financing OpportunitiesAction Description


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