The Implementation of the LA River Ranger Program Reach Zones will facilitate coordination between Los Angeles River and tributary-adjacent governments to develop a river ranger pilot program. As well as developing interpretive programming, recreation and education programs and providing on-going public engagement to let river-adjacent communities know that the pilot is coming and gauge overall public views and evaluation of the program. State funding has been identified to implement an initial two-year seasonal River Ranger pilot program rollout starting Summer 2020 along one or more reaches of the Lower LA River.
Watershed Conservation Authority
1. Enhance Public safety, resource management and general maintenance utilizing Sworn Peace Officer Rangers.
2. Engage river adjacent communities through interpretation and recreation opportunities administered by program staff & contracted partners.
3. Employ Conservation Corps Youth and trainees to become River Stewards providing maintenance services and supporting naturalist and outreach programs.
Restoration, Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Monitoring, Technical Assistance, Research/Planning (including Science)
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):