Watershed Programs

River Assessment Fieldwork Team (RAFT)

Interested in understanding the ecological health of the LA River and its connection to public health? Join our RAFT team for monthly fieldwork excursions!

Throughout the dry season, we monitor sections of the LA River and its tributaries to gain information that helps us tell the story about the health of the river and its connection to human well-being. As a volunteer, you will gain scientific monitoring skills, with a focus on water quality, insect diversity and abundance, and human use activity. You must attend a RAFT training prior to joining the monthly excursions. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. This program runs from April through October.

Reach out to melissavm@lawaterkeeper.org to learn more or to sign up to be a RAFT volunteer.

Community Water Watch

We sample industrial run-off during rainstorms to understand point sources of pollution to our communities and waterways. We hold two trainings each rainy season and collect scientifically-defensible samples of stormwater that is running onto our streets and into our waterways, preparing it for a detailed lab analysis. We then share the findings with our volunteers and partners. The sampling results help us, our partners, and volunteers to understand the state of our waterways and its connection to public health. You must attend a CWW training prior to joining for fieldwork. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. This program runs from October through April.

Please reach out to melissavm@lawaterkeeper.org if you’re interested in joining as a Community Water Watch volunteer.





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120 Broadway, Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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

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