A project to identify and promote innovative approaches to addressing serious environmental challenges and creating a society of self-motivated environmental stewards.


How to Get Involved

Private conservation, public-private partnerships, and grassroots advocacy are avenues available for those interested in non-regulatory solutions to environmental problems. Here are a few organizations that can be contacted if you desire to become directly involved in the effort to promote a cleaner, healthy environment.

If you are aware of other groups or innovative efforts at the state and local level, use the attached form to alert us so that we can incorporate them into our material.

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

Alaska
Environmental Leadership Incentives Project
Alaskan Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Statewide Public Service
Scott Lytle (907) 269-7571
Joe LeBeau (907) 269-7581

Watershed management group.

VERDE WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
Dick Thompson
Verde Natural Resource Conservation District
PO Box 280
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Program to reward companies with increased flexibility for pollution prevention.

California
Feather River Alliance/Plumas Corporation
P.O. Box 3880
Quincy, CA 95971
(916) 283-3739

Watershed management group.

FRENCH CREEK WATERSHED ADVISORY GROUP
Jay Power, Chairman
French Creek Watershed Advisory Group
U.S. Forest Service, Scott River District
Highway 3
Fort Jones, CA 96032
(916) 468-5351

MALIBU CREEK COORDINATED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN
Kathleen Bullard, Projects Director
Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains
122 North Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-1030

MATTOLE RESTORATION COUNCIL/MATTOLE WATERSHED ALLIANCE
Janet Morrison, Program Director
Mattole Restoration Council
Box 160
Petrolia, CA 95558
(707) 629-3514

MOKELUMNE RIVER WATERSHED PROJECT
Ben Smith, Coordinator
P.O. Box 420
Columbia, CA 95310
(209) 536-0813

MORRO BAY TASK FORCE
Karen Worcester
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
81 Hiquera Street, Suite 200
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5427
(805) 549-3333

MUGU LAGOON TASK FORCE
Patricia Oliver
Ventura County Resource Conservation District
O Box 147
3380 Somis Road
Somis, CA 93066
(805) 386-4685

Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project
320 W. Fourth Street, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 576-6615
(213) 576-6646 Fax

UPPER SALINAS RIVER SOORDINATED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN
Tim Gallagher
San Luis Obispo County Parks
1035 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

SAN LUIS REY RIVER COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Jim Shagela, Chief
Northern Planning District
Department of Planning and Land Use
San Diego County
5201 Ruffin Road, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92123
(619) 694-3699

SANTA MONICA BAY RESTORATION PROJECT
Xavier Swami Kannu
California Water Quality Control Board
Los Angeles Region
101 Center Plaza Drive
Monterey Park, CA 91754-2156
(213) 266-7592

TRINITY RIVER RESTORATION PROGRAM
Tom Stokely, Chairman
Technical Coordinating Committee
Trinity River Task Force
PO Box 2819
Weaverville, CA 96093-2819
(916) 623-1351

Watershed management group.

Colorado
ANIMAS RIVER STAKEHOLDER GROUP
Gary Broetzman
Colorado Center for Environmental Management
999 18th Street, Suite 2750
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-0180

YAMPA RIVER BASIN PARTNERSHIP
Wendy B. DuBord
Yampa River Basin Partnership Co-Coordinator
City of Steamboat Springs
PO Box 775088
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
(970) 879-2060, ext. 219

Watershed management group.

Florida
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Strategic Project and Planning
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 18
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
(850) 921-9717

Nominations and suggestions for Joint Environmental Problem-solving Projects.

Idaho
The Peregrine Fund
The World Center for Birds of Prey
Velma Morrison Interpretive Center
566 West Flying Hawk Lane
Boise, Idaho 83709
United States of America
Phone: (208) 362-8687
e-mail: vmic@peregrinefund.org

Private conservation efforts throughout the United States.

Henry's Fork Watershed Center
Janice Brown, Executive Director
PO Box 550
Ashton, ID 83420
Phone: (208) 652-3567

Watershed management group.

Massachusetts
Charles River Watershed Association
2391 Commonwealth Ave.,
Auburndale, MA 02466
617-965-5975
crwa@crwa.org

Watershed management group.

Minnesota
Voluntary Investigation and Clean-up Program
Gregg Ruff
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4194

Brownfield remediation efforts.

Montana
Blackfoot River Challenge
Jack Thomas, Director
P.O. Box 307
Lincoln, MT 59639
(406) 443-8577

Watershed management group.

Nevada
UPPER CARSON RIVER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN
Annalyn Settelmeyer, Coordinator
Upper Carson River Watershed Management Plan
333 West Nye Lane
Carson City, NV 89710
(702) 687-4670, ext. 3094

Watershed management group.

New Mexico
ZUNI RIVER WATERSHED PROJECT
Ellen Dietrich, Coordinator
Zuni River Watershed Act
117 N. Silver
Grants, NM 87020
(505) 287-2164

PECOS RIVER NATIVE RIPARIAN RESTORATION ORGANIZATION
Tom Davis
Carlsbad Irrigation District
201 South Canal Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(505) 885-3203

Watershed management group.

New York
River Otter Project
(716) 771-2113 or (716) 867-6047
Dennis_Money@rge.com

Private conservation efforts.

Ohio
Ashtabula River Partnership
John Mahan, Partnership Coordinator
(216) 964-0277

Watershed management group.

Oregon
Marianne Fitzgerald
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
811 S.W. Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 229-5946
fitzgerald.marianne@deq.state.or.us

Contact about Green Permits and the Environmental Incentives Program

Virginia
Hopewell Community and Industry Panel
City Clerk's Office
(804) 541-2249
hopewell@ctg.net

Watershed management group.

Utah
TRI-STATE BEAR RIVER WATERSHED PROJECT
Barbara Hoffman, Coordinator
Bear River RC&D
1216 North 200 East, Suite 4
Logan, UT 84341
(801) 753-3871

CHALK CREEK COORDINATED RESOURCE PLANNING PROCESS
Roy Gunnell
Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 144870
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4870
(801) 538-6146

Watershed management group.

Virginia
Izaak Walton League
Save Our Streams
David Brenningmeyer
Director of Conservation
(703) 208-1819



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3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90034
310-391-2245