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Agriculture

 

Agricultural Water Quality Coalition

The Central Coast Agricultural Water Quality Coalition is an esteemed alliance of farmers and ranchers committed to watershed protection in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Learn more »

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Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau is an independent, non-governmental, voluntary organization governed by and representing farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing their problems and formulating action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement and, thereby, to promote the national well-being. Learn more »

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Monterey County Farm Bureau

Monterey County Farm Bureau supports the people that work the land. The organization serves as a collective voice for farmers and ranchers and provides information, benefits and services to our members.   Learn more »
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Natural Resource Conservation Service

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides technical assistance to farmers and other private landowners and managers. Learn more »

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Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County

RCDs are empowered to conserve resources within their districts by implementing projects on public and private lands and to educate landowners and the public about resource conservation. Learn more »

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Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau

The Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau helps insure that the agriculture industry in the county remains viable, and continues to generate financial security for the entire community. Learn more »

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San Benito County Agricultural Land Trust

This land trust is devoted to providing financial options to landowners in order to protect the agricultural heritage of San Benito County. Learn more »

 

Santa Clara County Farm Bureau

Santa Clara County Farm Bureau is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving farming and ranching in the Santa Clara Valley. Learn more »

 

Business

Chamber of Commerce – Pajaro Valley

The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce promotes Watsonville and surrounding community areas and is dedicated to advancing the business success of its members. Learn more »

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Chamber of Commerce – San Benito

The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of creating, promoting, and celebrating economic vitality within San Benito County by providing resources to businesses and individuals. Learn more »

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Cities

 

City of Gilroy

Located in South Santa Clara County, the City of Gilroy provides water service to residences and businesses. Gilroy is a South County Regional Wastewater Authority (SCRWA) Partner which provides wastewater service for the Cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill. Learn more »

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City of Hollister

The City of Hollister is a major urban service area in San Benito County. The City of Hollister provides various municipal and industrial (M&I) services include wastewater collection and treatment and water supply service. Learn more »

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City of Morgan Hill

Located in South Santa Clara County, the City of Morgan Hill provides water service to residences and businesses. Morgan Hill is a SCRWA Partner that provides wastewater service for the Cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy. Learn more »

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City of San Juan Bautista

Located in San Benito County, the City of San Juan Bautista provides wastewater and water services. San Juan Bautista is a member of the Water Resource Association of San Benito County. Learn more »

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City of Watsonville

The City of Watsonville is a major urban service area within PVWMA. The City provides various M&I services including wastewater collection and treatment and water supply service. Learn more »

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Counties

San Benito County

The County of San Benito is a government agency with land use jurisdiction within its boundaries. A significant portion of the upper Pajaro River watershed (including the San Benito River) is within San Benito County. Learn more »

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Santa Clara County Government

The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all. Learn more »

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Monterey County

The County of Monterey is a government agency with land use jurisdiction within its boundaries. The County also manages water and sanitation systems in unincorporated County Service Areas. The southern portion of the PVWMA service area is in Monterey County. Learn more »

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Santa Cruz County

The County of Santa Cruz is a government agency with land use jurisdiction within its boundaries. The County of Santa Cruz also has jurisdiction over stormwater, drainage, watershed management, water resources management and water quality protection for the unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County. Learn more »

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Education/Information

Central Coast Salmon Enhancement

Central Coast Salmon Enhancement, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt, volunteer corporation dedicated to the enhancement and restoration of the Central Coast salmon fishery and local creeks. Salmon Enhancement is also devoted to educating the community on the ecology and economy of these resources. Learn more »

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Ecology Action

Ecology Action partners with local and state agencies, cities, counties and utilities to provide innovative environmental services that improve quality of life and contribute to a sustainable economy. Learn more »

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Environmental Justice for Water Coalition:

The Watershed Information Center and Conservancy (WICC) of Napa County will guide and support community efforts to maintain and improve the health of Napa County's watershed lands. Learn more »

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Monterey Bay Sanctuary: Citizen Watershed Monitoring Network

The goal of the Network is to work towards comprehensive monitoring by helping to create integrated, long-term, volunteer-based water quality and watershed monitoring programs within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and its accompanying watersheds. Learn more »

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San Martin Neighborhood Alliance

SMNA's goal is to provide the public with a virtual resource of information relevant to any growth activity that threatens both the legacy and the future of San Martin. Learn more »

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Save Our Shores

Save Our Shores is a non-profit marine conservation organization in Santa Cruz, California. Their mission is caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy, and citizen action. Learn more »

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Sierra Club

Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. They are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Learn more »

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Surfrider Foundation - Monterey

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. The Monterey Chapter is just one of 60 local chapters in the US. Learn more »

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The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy protects Earth's most important natural places — for you and future generations — through great science and smart partnerships. Learn more »

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Coastal Watershed Council

The Coastal Watershed Council is a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation, protection and management of coastal watersheds through establishment of community-based watershed stewardship programs, education and community outreach. Learn more »

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Watsonville Wetlands Watch

Watsonville Wetlands Watch is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and appreciation of the wetlands of the Pajaro Valley, especially involving members of the Watsonville community and the students of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. Learn more »

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Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter

This local chapter of the Sierra Club is committed to participating in the South Santa Clara County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Communities Conservation Plan. Learn more »

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Sierra Club, Ventana Chapter

This local chapter of the Sierra Club is interested in preserving the Pajaro River and its watershed through environmental activism. Learn more »

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Surfrider Foundation - Santa Cruz

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. The Santa Cruz Chapter is just one of 60 local chapters in the US. Learn more »

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The Otter Project/Monterey Coastkeeper

The Monterey Coastkeeper and the Otter Project work together with the intent of tackling issues of water quality through policy advocacy and legal tools to ensure that the interests of development, industry and urban activity are kept in line with the environmental needs and wishes of the community it serves. Learn more »

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Watershed Institute – CSUMB

The Watershed Institute consists of a direct action community-based coalition of researchers, restoration ecologists, educators, planners, students, and volunteers. These participants all work to promote and employ a systems approach to the management of watersheds around the world. Learn more »

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Flood Protection

Pajaro River Watershed FPA (Flood Protection Authority)

The Pajaro River Watershed FPA is a governing body through which each member organization can participate and contribute to finding a method to provide flood protection in the watershed and promote general watershed interests.Learn more »

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Santa Clara Valley Water District, Flood

Protecting homes, businesses and transportation networks from the devastating effects of floods is one of the main jobs of the water district. Learn more »

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Santa Cruz County Flood Control and Water Conservation District

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Land Use

Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG)

AMBAG provides strategic leadership and services to analyze, plan and implement regional policies for the benefit of the Counties and Cities of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz, balancing local control with regional collaboration. Learn more »

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Central Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.

The mission of the Central Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council is to develop partnerships to facilitate the sustainability of our communities and the diverse natural resources of the Central Coast. Learn more »

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Coastal Commission

The goal of the Coastal Commission is to protect, conserve, restore, and enhance the environment of the California coastline Learn more »

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Land Trust of Santa Cruz County

The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, in cooperation with public and private interests, protects and manages lands of significant natural resource, agricultural, cultural and open space value. Learn more »

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Planning and Conservation League Foundation (PCLF)

The Planning and Conservation League Foundation mission is to ensure that California continues to be an attractive, livable, and equitable state by engaging in cutting-edge environmental public policy research, and educating and empowering local communities to understand and participate in local and state environmental decision making processes. Learn more »

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Silicon Valley Land Conservancy

The Silicon Valley Land Conservancy is a nonprofit entity formed to preserve and protect the remaining open space in Silicon Valley. Learn more »

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State Coastal Conservancy

The Coastal Conservancy acts with others to preserve, protect and restore the resources of the California Coast. Learn more »

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Santa Cruz Planning Department

The Planning Department, under the authority of the Board of Supervisors, is responsible for developing, implementing and enforcing County land use policies, ordinances and regulations; administering environmental protection programs; processing and issuing building, zoning, and other development permits; and carrying out long-range community development programs. Learn more »

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Permitting/Enforcement

California Department of Fish and Game

The Department of Fish and Game manages and protects the state's diverse fish, wildlife, plant resources, and native habitats. Learn more »

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California Dept of Water Resources

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) manages state-owned water infrastructure, such as dams, reservoirs and aqueduct. Learn more »

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Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB)

The Central Coast RWQCB is one of 9 Regional Water Boards in California. Regional boards coordinate with the State Water Board to oversee the allocation of water resources to various entities and for diverse uses, from agricultural irrigation to hydro electrical power generation to municipal water supplies. Learn more »

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS)

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. Learn more »

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Regional Water Quality Control Board

The Water Quality Control Board's mission is to preserve, enhance and restore the quality of California's water resources, and ensure their proper allocation and efficient use for the benefit of present and future generations. Learn more »

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a bureau within the Department of the Interior. Our mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Learn more »

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - San Francisco District

The USACE provides engineering and environmental services throughout the nation. The Corps has plans to implement a flood protection project on the lower Pajaro River. Learn more »

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Research

Andy Fisher, Earth and Planetary Science at UCSC

Andy Fisher is a professor of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Santa Cruz. His research is focused on Hydrogeology, Crustal Studies, Heat Flow, and Modeling. Fisher has done extensive work in the Pajaro Valley regarding aquifer overdraft, groundwater recharge and salt water intrusion. Learn more »

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Brent Haddad, Environmental Studies at UCSC

Brent Haddad is a professor of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz with an interest in urban and regional water policy and economics. Learn more »

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Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Elkhorn Slough Foundation adn the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve work together with the community, government agencies and other partners to protect this precious and scarce enviornment. Learn more »

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NOAA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Their reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. Learn more »

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USGS Real-time Water Data - Pajaro River at Chittenden

USGS Real-Time Water Data provides the discharge and gage height of the Pajaro River at Chittenden. It also provides daily discharge statistics fomt he past 70 years. Learn more »

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National Weather Service - Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (Pajaro R. at Chittenden)

The Nation Weather Service provides current conditions for the Pajaro River at Chittenden. Learn more »

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Wastewater

South County Regional Wastewater Authority (SCRWA)

SCRWA is the sewer treatment facility that all wastewater in Morgan Hill and Gilroy flows to and is treated at. Learn more »

 

Water District

Aromas Water District

The Aromas Water District is a non-profit multi-county special district that was formed in 1959 to serce the residents of the town of Aromas. Today, it supplies water to over 750 customers. Learn more »

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Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA)

Monterey County Water Resources Agency manages, protects, and enhances the quantity and quality of water and provides specified flood control services for present and future generations of Monterey County Learn more »

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Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

PVWMA was formed to efficiently and economically manage existing and supplemental water supplies in order to prevent further increase in, and to accomplish continuing reduction of, long-term overdraft and to provide and ensure sufficient water supplies for present and anticipated needs within its boundaries. Learn more »

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Santa Clara Valley Water District, Water

The water district manages and operates a complex and integrated water supply infrastructure, including dams, reservoirs, pipelines, pump stations, treatment plants and recycled water facilities. Learn more »

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Santa Cruz County, Dept of Public Works

The mission of the Department of Public Works is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare through superior engineering, maintenance, operations, and administrative services that incorporate customer service and integrity with competence and productivity for a sustained commitment to excellence. Learn more »

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Soquel Creek Water District

This government agency provides water resource management for communities in mid-Santa Cruz County. Learn more »

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Water Resources Association of San Benito County

The Water Resources Association is a locally-based agency focused on water resource management. Representing the City of Hollister, the City of San Juan Bautista, Sunnyslope County Water District and the San Benito County Water District. Learn more »

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Monterey County Water Resources and Environmental Health

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Pajaro/Sunny Mesa Community Services District

Pajaro/Sunny Mesa Community Services District is a water supplier for smaller communities in the Pajaro Valley and has consolidated water delivery service for a number of mutual water companies in northern Monterey County. Learn more »

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San Benito County Water District (SBCWD)

As a water conservation and flood control district, the SBCWD mission is to preserve the economic and environmental wealth and well-being of San Benito County through the control, management and conservation of waters and the provision of water services in a practical, cost-effective and responsible manner. Learn more »

 

Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD)

The mission of the SCVWD is a healthy, safe, and enhanced quality of living in Santa Clara County through watershed stewardship and comprehensive management of water resources in a practical, cost-effective, and environmentally-sensitive manner. Learn more »

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Sunnyslope County Water District (SSCWD)

Sunnyslope County Water District is a water and wastewater management district for a portion of the City of Hollister and the Ridgemark Development in San Benito County. Learn more »

 

Santa Cruz County Environmental Health

The mission of Santa Cruz County Environmental Health is to to protect, preserve and enhance the public health and safety and the environment through the delivery of effective environmental health inspection, consultation and education, enforcement, monitoring and oversight services to the citizens of and visitors to Santa Cruz County and its citizens. Learn more »