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Project: Implementation of the LA River Ranger Program Reach Zones

Description: 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.

Reference Number: 3825P01RMC19005

Implemented By: Watershed Conservation Authority

Objective: 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.

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

Total Cost: $250,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties:

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Urban Creek (LA River)11/18/2019$250,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Technical Assistance   
Research/Planning (including Science)   

Water Action Plan Target

Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description
Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Increase Operational and Regulatory EfficiencyAction Description
Identify Sustainable and Integrated Financing OpportunitiesAction Description


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