With funding from the California Bay-Delta Watershed Program, The River Project embarked on a major two-and-a-half-year project to develop a comprehensive Watershed Management Plan for the Tujunga and Pacoima Washes, the primary subwatershed of the upper Los Angeles River Watershed.
The plan identifies multiple benefits, ranging from enhancing the regional water supply and water quality, to restoration of Tujunga and Pacoima Wash to a more natural condition, to ecosystem enhancements and community recreation opportunities, including the creation of neighborhood pocket parks in several underserved communities in the area.
We worked with community members and government agencies to produce a detailed plan, identifying specific projects that accomplishes these goals throughout the area and improves the healthy functioning of the watershed.
The project included Watershed-U – a six-week workshop to educate community members about specific issues, and development of a k-12 curriculum specific to the Tujunga Wash.
The Plan lays out coordination throughout with local, state and federal agencies, providing a blueprint for recovery of functionality throughout the Los Angeles River Watershed. To date, many of the projects identified as part of the plan have been undertaken and completed, including the Woodman Avenue Median Retrofit. Learn more at tujungawash.org