Jeff Chapman Selected 

Arroyo Seco Watershed Coordinator

September 8, 2004 - Jeffrey B. Chapman has been selected to serve as the Watershed Coordinator for the Arroyo Seco watershed. 

A local native, Jeff has most recently served as a teacher and naturalist for the National Audubon Society for the last two years.  He has developed environmental education activities for a diverse urban population at the Audubon Center at Debs Park in Northeast Los Angeles.  Prior to that the served as the Education Assistant of the Catalina Island Conservancy from 1998 to 2002

Jeff said, “I’m excited about the opportunity to involve the diverse communities of the Arroyo Seco watershed in protecting and restoring the rich natural resources in our area.”

The Arroyo Seco watershed includes communities of Pasadena , Altadena, La Cañada Flintridge, South Pasadena and Northeast Los Angeles . 

The Arroyo Seco Watershed Coordinator program is part of a statewide program of the California Department of Conservation funded by the CALFED Bay Delta Authority. The key goals of the program are to promote:  water conservation, improved water quality, and community and institutional partnerships to accomplish these goals. 

As watershed coordinator, Jeff Chapman will:

·         Provide staff support to the Council of Arroyo Seco Organizations, a consortium of neighborhood and environmental groups working to improve the Arroyo Seco;

·         Assist in development and dissemination of educational programs regarding wise water use and conservation strategies, including irrigation controllers, appropriate landscaping and other techniques:

·         Train and assist with the activities of the Arroyo Seco Stream Team, a grassroots component of the watershed management program: and

·         Develop internet-based resources for the ASF web site.

For more information about the Arroyo Seco Watershed Coordination Program, please contact Jeff directly at


Arroyo Seco Foundation, PO Box 91622, Pasadena, CA 91109-1622 (323) 405-7326