Pajero Watershed Conservation Alliance:Preserving Our Natural Heritage

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About Us

Action Pajero Valley

In 1998, members of the Pajaro Valley community agreed to come together in an attempt to move beyond the conflict and lack of coordination among the various interests in the region. A diverse group of residents, including business, agricultural, environmental, local government, labor, education, health, and others formed Action Pajaro Valley (APV), a non-profit organization, in 1999.

Action Pajaro Valley reached some significant milestones, such as:

  • Enacted a “Vision Process”
  • Facilitated discussion of water supply alternatives for the Pajaro Valley
  • Developed a Growth Management Strategy
  • Successfully educated the public about Measure U, the Orderly Growth & Agricultural Protection ballot Initiative that passed within the City of Watsonville
  • Established a Pajaro River Task Force and a Technical Stream Team with the goal of reaching consensus on the Pajaro River Levee Reconstruction Project

We Work With Our Partners

Action Pajaro Valley’s successes were due largely in part to community members coming together to declare the mission of the organization as the following:

“The mission of Action Pajaro Valley is to create a positive future for the residents of the Pajaro Valley by facilitating an ongoing collaborative process for planning, informing and serving as a resource for community decision-making.”

Action Pajaro Valley is proud to host this website as a resource for the community to access information about the Pajaro River Watershed.

Funding support for this website is provided by a grant from the California Department of Water Resources Proposition 50 Integrated Regional Watershed Management Program (IRWM).

To reach APV staff and other key project team members, please contact:

Action Pajaro Valley
441 Union St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (831) 786-8536
Fax: (831) 786-8541

Visit Us

Explore the Beauty of Pajero Watershed: Plan Your Visit Today!

Are you looking for an escape to nature? Pajero Watershed offers a unique and pristine environment for tourists to explore. Our lush forests, crystal-clear streams, and diverse wildlife provide an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.


Exciting Activities in Pajero Watershed

Pajero Watershed is a nature lover’s paradise, and there are plenty of exciting activities to experience during your visit. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful hike, an adrenaline-pumping adventure, or a relaxing day of fishing, we have something for everyone.


Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Pajero Watershed, and for good reason. With miles of trails to explore, hikers of all skill levels can enjoy the beauty of the forest and the fresh air of the great outdoors.


Fishing is a popular activity in Pajero Watershed, thanks to the crystal-clear streams and abundance of fish species in the area. Anglers can try their luck at catching rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, catfish, and more.


Kayaking is a fun and exciting way to explore the waterways of Pajero Watershed. The crystal-clear streams and tranquil lakes make it the perfect place for kayaking, and there are several spots throughout the watershed where you can launch your kayak and start your adventure.

Bike Routes

Biking is a great way to explore the natural beauty of Pajero Watershed, and there are several bike routes throughout the area that offer stunning views of the forest and waterways.



We Have Discount 25% For Honeymoon Guest

Are you planning your honeymoon and looking for a romantic and secluded destination to celebrate your love? Look no further than Pajero Watershed, where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and the privacy of your own cabin.

To make your stay even more special, we’re offering a special discount of 25% for honeymoon guests. With this discount, you can enjoy all the amenities of our comfortable and cozy cabins at a reduced rate, allowing you to fully relax and unwind during this special time in your life.

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The Future of Pajaro Watershed Conservation

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How Climate Change Impacts Pajaro Watershed

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Watershed Studies

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Bench Excavation

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Flood Risk Management Project

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Latest News For You

Stay up to date with all the latest news and events in Pajero Watershed by checking our latest news section. Here you will find all the latest happenings in the area, including festivals, new trails, and other exciting updates.

We regularly update this section to keep you informed and provide you with the most current and relevant information about Pajero Watershed. You can also sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news and updates directly in your inbox.

In addition to news about the area, this section also features stories about the local culture, history, and environment. You can learn more about the people who live and work in Pajero Watershed, as well as the flora and fauna that make this area so unique and special.

Check back often to stay informed and to make the most of your visit to Pajero Watershed. We’re committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and comprehensive information about this beautiful and captivating destination.

Preserving the Natural Beauty of Pajero Watershed for Future Generations

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