Sample Letter In Support of Funding for Arroyo Seco Watershed Feasibility Study


The Honorable (Name of Congress Member)


Washington D.C. 20515

Dear Congressman (Name):

I am writing to ask you to redouble your efforts to secure adequate funding for the US Army Corps of Engineers' Arroyo Seco Watershed Feasibility Study (ASWFS).

On October 26, 2005 USACE held the kick-off meeting for the Arroyo Seco Watershed Feasibility Study at La Casita del Arroyo in Pasadena, but then two weeks later we were informed that the federal budget for FY2006 contained only $100,000 for the study. the Administration's budget for FY2007 does not contain any funding for this project. ASWFS is a $2.7 million study, of which the Corps is expected to contribute half. The local partners, including the County of Los Angeles, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Los Angeles and La Caņada Flintridge have all agreed to provide the local match. Despite this growing momentum, the federal funding setback will seriously delay the project.

This outstanding project promises to restore and enhance the beauty of the one of Southern California's greatest natural treasures, the Arroyo Seco and to help us better manage our watershed in the face of threats and curtailments on imported water supplies.

In order to move the project ahead on the planned three year pace, funding needs to be $600,000 for FY2007. Congressman Adam Schiff has submitted an appropriations request for $600,000 for ASWFS. I urge you to support this appropriations request in every way you can.

Thank you for your leadership in promoting better management of water resources and the environment and in improving our local communities.



Congressional Representatives in the Arroyo Seco Watershed:

Adam Schiff
Pasadena Office
35 S. Raymond Ave. #205
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: (626) 304-2727
Fax: (626) 304-0572

Washington D.C. Office
326 Cannon HOB
Washington D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4176
Fax: (202)225-5828
David Drier
District Office
2220 East Route 66, Suite 225
Glendora, CA 91740
Office (626) 852-2626
Toll Free (866) 373-6321
Fax (626) 963-9842

Washington D.C. Office
233 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Office (202) 225-2305
Fax (202) 225-7018
Xavier Becerra
Los Angeles Office
1910 Sunset Blvd, Suite 560
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 483-1425

Washington D.C. Office
1119 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-6235
Senator Barbara Boxer
Washington D.C.
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3553
Senator Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Fax: (202) 228-3954