Wetlands Recovery Project – Los
Angeles County Task Force
The Los Angeles County Task Force, a subgroup of the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project, serves as a forum to share information and promote community-based participation in protection and restoration of coastal wetlands and watersheds in Los Angeles County. The County Task Force is open to everyone with an interest in these issues.
The County Task Force is an informal organization that is open to all interested parties. The LA County Task Force has four co-chairs:
Task force meetings are open to all interested parties. Members of the task force include representatives of public agencies, nonprofit organizations, interested individuals and elected leaders. The task force meets on an as-needed basis. Please use the “Contact Us” link on this page to contact the County Task Force representatives to be added to the meeting announcement distribution list.
Project Review and Technical Support – the Task Force provides project review and support through project proposal vetting meetings conducted by a technical advisory committee of the Task force (potential Small Grant Program and WRP Work Plan projects), potential project site visits, and by connecting experienced project proponents with new proponents.
Wetlands Recovery Project Support and Input – the task force completes this function through Task Force meetings and also through participation in Science Advisory Panel workshops, the annual Sacramento Educate our Legislators event, and support of the Public Advisory Committee and Managers Group activities.
Information and Resource Sharing – the task force conducts this activity through web-based information and the email list serve.
Communication and Collaboration Building – the task force promotes inter-watershed and county-wide communication and information sharing on wetland and watershed initiatives.
Local Policy Support - the task force works to support legislation important to Los Angeles County wetlands and watersheds.
Training and Education – task force education and training initiatives focus on technical training, workshops and site visits/field experiences with direct links to restoration and wetland project implementation. Task Force participation in the WRP Symposium and other wetlands related conferences is another task force priority.