Watershed Management

Chollas Creek Watershed Legislators Briefing

watershed_management_leg_meetingWith generous funding from the California Department of Water Resources (directed through the Integrated Regional Water Management Program), Groundwork San Diego instituted the on-going Chollas Creek Watershed Legislators Briefing.  The group formed in 2012 under the leadership of Supervisor Cox, and addresses the significant environmental, public health, resource, and economic issues associated with the watershed in an integrated and sustainable fashion.  The briefing is held twice yearly or as necessary to advise Groundwork San Diegoand the Chollas Creek Watershed Stakeholders Coalition (as convened by Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek) on strategies and processes for revitalizing the watershed.  It is guided by the Coalition’s Watershed Vision Statement:

“We envision a Chollas Creek Watershed where community revitalization, economic development, and quality of life are fostered by restored and protected natural resources.  The watershed will be characterized by urban parks and trails, flood control, clean water, and healthy habitats.  Watershed resources will be improved and maintained through the stewardship of an informed and engaged citizenry and the collaboration of all stakeholders.”

The group is comprised of the following attendees:

Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek, Mayor, San Diego City Council District 4, San Diego City Council District 8, San Diego City Council District 9, San Diego County Supervisor District 1, California State Assembly District 78, California State Assembly District 79, California State Senate District 39, United States Navy, Port of San Diego and CalTrans.