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.
Watershed Conservation Authority
The project meets the objectives of Proposition 1.
Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Monitoring, Research/Planning (including Science)
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):