Watersheds and the issues that affect them are invariably bigger than any one community or governmental agency. For effective watershed management, the cities that lie within a watershed need to work together with each other and with regional, state and federal agencies. The Arroyo Seco, although a relatively small watershed, includes four cities, an unincorpoated community, and a portion of the Angeles National Forest so the collaboration of a variety of governmental agencies is essential.
The Council of Arroyo Seco Agencies (CASA) brings together on a regular basis the key agencies that have operational or regulatory responsiblity for the Arroyo Seco. The agencies first started working together in 2001 as the technical advisory committee for Arroyo Seco Watershed Restoration Study, sponsored by North East Trees and the Arroyo Seco Foundation. One of the key recommendations of that study was to promote ongoing cooperation among Arroyo Seco agencies by forming CASA.
CASA agencies discuss a wide variety of issues about the Arroyo, including water resources, water quality, recreational programs, transportation and a host of other issues.
CASA meetings are held regularly at the headquarters of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works in Alhambra. The Watershed Management Division of the County Department of Public Works provides administrative support to CASA.
For more information, please contact:
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Watershed Management Division
900 S. Fremont Avenue, 11th Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803