Our Work


Los Angeles Waterkeeper safeguards LA’s inland and coastal waters by enforcing laws and empowering communities.


Advocacy & Litigation

Our Advocacy Program and Litigation team work hand in hand to ensure clean water and a safe and smart water supply for Los Angeles. From litigation that establish and enforce limits on pollution as well as litigation under the California Environmental Quality Act to ensuring Los Angeles River Revitalization we are working to protect the Los Angeles coastline and inland rivers.


Watershed Program

Our Watershed Program includes our Community Water Watch and the River Assessment Fieldwork Team (RAFT) volunteer programs, which support our efforts to identify and address the sources of pollution that impact L.A. County rivers, streams, and beaches. Our program trains and deploys volunteer teams to assess indicators of water quality, including bacteria and metals. We use this data to support efforts to improve the ecological health of our waterways and watersheds, particularly through litigation.


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Marine Protected Areas

A Marine Protected Area (MPA) is an area of the ocean where consumptive human activities such as fishing are limited or restricted in order to protect or conserve marine life or habitats. Our Marine Protected Areas program has worked for years to help ensure that the LA County network of MPAs are as large and as meaningful as possible, engaging the public, stakeholders, decision makers,  and ultimately the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Contact Us

LA Waterkeeper
120 Broadway, Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: 310-394-6162
Fax: 310-394-6178

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