The River Project

The River Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to planning for natural resource protection, conservation and enhancement in Los Angeles County. Our mission is to encourage responsible management of our watershed lands and revitalization of our rivers for the social, economic and environmental benefit of our communities. Through outreach, advocacy, scientific research and hands-on educational programs, we provide communities with the tools to build a healthy watershed and reclaim their riverfront lands.

"We have enough to live on, but not enough to waste."
-Local conservation leader Dorothy Green on water in Los Angeles


Water LA

Water LA is a residence-based rainwater harvesting and conservation project, funded with a grant from the California Coastal Conservancy.

Paddle the LA River

Each summer, we partner with the LA Conservations Corps to provide education to the Paddle the LA River program. One day each week, we bring groups of kids of all ages from under-served communities out for a paddle, and teach them about their river, their watershed, and what they can do to keep it healthy.

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