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The WCA is starting a Junior Ranger program for young people aged 7-12! Park Rangers will lead fun and valuable activities to teach about nature and our roles caring for the land. Admission is free, but participants must be signed up and available to attend all three Saturday sessions March 7, March 14, and March 28.

Find the program flyer and registration form here (pdf 408kb)

Just email, mail, or bring a copy by our office at:
Attn: Junior Ranger Program Coordinator
100 N. Old San Gabriel Canyon Road
Azusa, CA 91702

Email jperisho@wca.ca.gov

April 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Celebrating 15 years of investing in parks and open space
from the mountains to the sea!

Legg Lake Fishing Pier
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
Durfee Ave. South El Monte, CA 91733

We hope you can join us for this special event.
Please RSVP at RMC15@rmc.ca.gov
Phone (626) 815-1019 with any questions.


Public meetings of the Watershed Conservation Authority are scheduled to be held eight months each year. Click on Next Meeting and Previous Meeting to find details of those meetings.


Plans have been or are being developed for five areas. Click here for a brief overview of all five areas, or click on the following plan titles for more complete information:


Ranger services for properties owned and managed by the Watershed Conservation Authority (WCA) are provided by the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA). As such, rules and regulations for WCA properties, and the prescribed punishment for violation thereof, are established in the MRCA Park Ordinance (26 page pdf file).
      If you have received a citation from an MRCA Ranger on WCA property and have specific questions or comments, please contact the MRCA directly at their toll-free citation information line, (877) 847-2338, Monday-Friday between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm or visit their Frequently Asked Questions page.


Some uses on WCA property require a Special Use Permit. Criteria that necessitate an application for a  Special Use Permit include:

  • Access to publicly closed areas or properties
  • Commercial filming activities
  • Commercial still picture activities
  • Events with 20 or more people expected
  • Live music entertainment
  • Weddings, quinceaneras, or other ceremonies
  • Fee collection (donations, admissions, concession, or merchandise sales)
  • Vehicular traffic interference and/or closing of interior roads and/or adjacent public streets
  • Use of amenities other than their specified recreational use
  • Any aviation ascent or descent into a WCA property

Click on the following titles to download the documents — all are pdf files:

If you are not sure if a Special Use Permit is required for a use that you are considering, or if you have other questions relating to Special Use Permits, contact the WCA at (626) 815-1019. Please be prepared with a description of the property and specific locations for use, so that we can direct you to the appropriate property manager.
      Any person using WCA property for a use that includes any of the above mentioned criteria must have the original signed Special Use Permit in their possession and shall display such permit at the request of any employee of the WCA or of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, or any peace officer.  No person shall violate any term, condition, or limitation of any such permit.

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