LOS ANGELES COUNTY’S SAFE CLEAN WATER PROGRAM

Los Angeles County’s Safe Clean Water Program provides local, dedicated funding to stormwater projects that increase local water supply, improve water quality, and protect public health. The program aims to modernize our 100-year-old water system in Los Angeles County by creating a comprehensive regional plan to address how we capture water, reduce our reliance on imported water, and enhance communities through green infrastructure projects. 


STORMWATER PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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ABOUT US

Meet the Watershed Coordinators of the Central Santa Monica Bay and the South Santa Monica Bay.

What is a Watershed Coordinator?

“Watershed Coordinators educate and build capacity in communities to facilitate community and stakeholder engagement with the Safe, Clean Water Program. Each Watershed Area will have one Watershed Coordinator with exceptions for North Santa Monica Bay with one part-time position*, Central Santa Monica Bay with two positions, and Upper Los Angeles River with three positions as the positions are dependent on revenue and population.” Learn more about their duties, responsibilities, and roles in the community at SafeCleanWaterLA.org

 

Mikaela Randolph – Senior Watershed Specialist of the Central Santa Monica Bay

Favorite beach: Dockweiler Beach
Favorite hike: Stocker Corridor Trail
Favorite food spot: The Original Thai BBQ

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Nancy Shrodes – Senior Watershed Specialist of the South Santa Monica Bay

Favorite beach: Bruce’s Beach
Favorite hike: Portuguese Bend
Favorite food spot: LBJ’s, 85°C Bakery Cafe & Quality Seafood

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Watershed Coordinators engage with community in a variety of ways. Sometimes we host events to educate community members about the Safe, Clean Water Program or a specific project. We partner with groups to table at local events and provide presentations to your city or community associations. We represent community voices at public meetings. We can explore a project idea and help connect you with the right municipality or agency. Attend an event from the calendar to engage or learn more about what’s happening in your respective watershed area. Curious about all things stormwater? Connect with us.


FIND YOUR WATERSHED


Click the magnifying glass in the map above and enter your address to find out what is your watershed area within Los Angeles County, California.


GET INVOLVED

Learn about your watershed area by joining upcoming public meetings.

Check Out the Safe Clean Water Event Calendar

Attend a meeting for the Central Santa Monica Bay Watershed

Attend a meeting for the South Santa Monica Bay Watershed

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Get the latest updates right in your inbox about the Central and South Santa Monica Bay watersheds.


HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD

The Safe Clean Water Program Watershed Coordinators are working to understand priorities and needs from local communities. Your Watershed Coordinators will use survey responses to inform decision-making around infrastructure projects in the Central and South Santa Monica Bay watershed areas.

Take Community Survey – English

Take Community Survey – Spanish


WHAT DID I MISS?

💧The Safe Clean Water team is always out about in the many diverse communities of Los Angeles. Contact us today to find out how to get Safe Clean Water Program Coordinators to table at your next event and check out some of our latest community engagements Backhand index pointing down

🔵 Our Blue Table Talk Series

Blue Table Talk #1: “Demystifying Drought” Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park Machado Lake

Drought can be a scary subject for many Angelenos, but there is so much WE CAN DO to understand and combat the effects of these abnormally dry periods. What is drought? Is natural? Is it harmful? Is it a human problem or outside of our control? Let’s demystify the drought and empower each other.

Host: Nancy Shrodes, Heal the Bay Senior Watershed Specialist, South Santa Monica Bay. Special Guests: Amanda Begley, Special Projects Manager at TreePeople and Charming Evelyn,Chair of the Angeles Chapter Water Committee of Sierra Club.

Blue Table Talk #2: ““Stormwater Breakdown” @ SoFi Stadium

Did you know that the lake outside of Sofi Stadium is actually maintained with recycled water? There are Stormwater Projects like Sofi Stadium all over Los Angeles and more to come. Drought is a problem for LA and it’s not going away. But Stormwater is a solution that addresses multiple issues for the region.

WATCH : Blue Table Talk #2 “Stormwater Breakdown” @ SoFi Stadium – Twitch

Host: Mikaela Randolph, Heal the Bay Senior Watershed Specialist, Central Santa Monica Bay and Nancy Shrodes, Heal the Bay Senior Watershed Specialist, South Santa Monica Bay. Special Guests: Mia Lehrer, FASLA, president and founder of Studio-MLA and Nicole Steele, Director of Health Equity Programming at the Social Justice Learning Institute.

Blue Table Talk #3: “Relationship with Water” @ Manhattan Beach,

What is Holistic Environmental Stewardship? How are beach cleanups and drought solutions connected? Watch Heal the Bay and special guests from the Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples at our January Nothin’ But Sand Cleanup discuss how you can nourish your relationship with water during California’s drought.

WATCH  Blue Table Talk #3: “Relationship with Water” @ Manhattan Beach – Twitch

Host: Mikaela Randolph, Heal the Bay Senior Watershed Specialist, Central Santa Monica Bay. Special Guests: Gabriella Lassos, Program Director for the Sacred Places Institute Indigenous Youth Environmental Justice Program; Jessa Calderon, Coordinator of the Sacred Places Institute Indigenous Oceans and Waters Protector Program; and Annelisa Moe, Heal the Bay Water Quality Scientist.

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