Last year the California legislature passed a bill, the River Ranger Program (AB 1558), to develop a network of river rangers who will assist the public at sites along the Los Angeles River and its tributaries including the Arroyo Seco. These rangers can enhance public safety, environmental stewardship and community involvement in the Los Angeles River Watershed.
We are pleased that the program will take a broad watershed approach and include not just the concrete-lined main stem of the Los Angeles River but also the tributaries, like the Arroyo Seco and Tujunga Canyon, that are so important to the river and its health.
The River Ranger program is being put together by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC) and the Rivers & Mountains Conservancy (RMC), and they have asked for your input about how to style the most effective program.
Community and stakeholder input will guide the River Ranger Program vision and implementation and ensure that the program reflects community needs.
For comments and questions, contact Sarah Rascon, MRCA at firstname.lastname@example.org 570 West Avenue 26, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90065, (323) 207-5155