Watershed Programs

River Assessment Fieldwork Team (RAFT)

Interested in understanding the ecological health and reaches of the LA River? Join our R.A.F.T team for monthly excursions!

Each month we explore one of three stretches of the Los Angeles River–the Arroyo Seco, the Glendale Narrows and Maywood — to gain information that helps us tell the story about the health of the River. As a volunteer you will gain scientific monitoring skills, use the California Rapid Bioassessment Protocol and monitor insect populations. You must attend a R.A.F.T Training prior to joining the mostly excursions. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Reach out to melissavm@lawaterkeeper.org to learn more or to sign up.

Community Water Watch

We are partnering with our neighbors living in industrial communities that face high pollution burdens across Los Angeles, offering water sampling training opportunities to committed CWW Ambassadors from across LA, including Sun Valley, Downtown and South LA, the Port of LA and Long Beach and the San Gabriel Valley. With these skills, these valuable collaborators collect polluted stormwater that is running onto our streets and into our waterways, preparing it for a detailed lab analysis. The ongoing test results support local community organizations’ environmental justice work and help us to understand the state of our waterways for our advocacy efforts.

We are currently gearing up for the 2017-2018 rainy season! Please reach out to melissavm@lawaterkeeper.org if you’re interested in joining as a stormwater sampler.





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Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: 310-394-6162
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