NEW PILOT PROJECT WILL HELP INFORM
VISITORS TO EAST FORK OF THE SAN GABRIEL RIVER, Posted June 17
The successful launch of the first year of a two-year summer-long interpretive outreach and environmental education program has begun.The project is targeted in the portion of the river between Oaks Picnic Area and the East Fork Trailhead.
Click here for the press release which has more details. [1 page pdf file]
Click here for a map of the targeted portion of the river. [1 page pdf file]
Click here for an interactive map of the targeted portion of the river.
APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Posted June 11
It is our pleasure to announce that Debbie Enos has been chosen for the Deputy Executive Officer position with the Watershed Conservation Authority. Debbie's strong supportive vision of the agency's goals and objectives is a very valuable asset. Her public and private sector background has prepared her for the challenges and vast opportunities ahead for the WCA. As many of you have witnessed, she is thorough, precise, and highly caring about her work product. We look forward to working with Debbie in her new capacity and taking full advantage of her skills in finance, project management, grant administration and her ability to communicate effectively with our partners.
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:
- Azusa River Wilderness Park
- Duck Farm
- Parque Dos Rios
- Walnut Creek Habitat & Open Space Project
- Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
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:
- Additional information relating to Special Use Permits (1 page)
- WCA Special Use Application Form (1 page)
- WCA Filming and Still Photography Special Use Policy (3 pages)
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.