Current News and Updates
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $76 Million WIFIA Loan to Strengthen Climate Resilience in Northern Monterey County, California
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox joined City of Monterey Mayor Tyller Williamson and other local officials to announce a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Monterey One Water. This $76 million loan will expand existing water reuse capacity from 5 million gallons per day to 7.6 million gallons per day while ensuring residents and businesses in the surrounding areas have a climate resilient water supply.
CRWC slated to receive funds for wildfire mapping and capacity building!
CRWC has collaborated with the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County and the Fire Safe Council for Monterey County, two of our longtime collaborative partners for addressing wildfire resilience and community outreach, thanks to funding from the CA State Coastal Conservancy. The project will fund capacity building to develop wildfire resilience education and outreach material (digital and hardcopy) and events. It will also support the Carmel River Watershed Mapping project, which aims to create a fine-scale vegetation and wildfire regime map for the Carmel River watershed in partnership with California State University of Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Watershed Institute.
CRWC releases the carmel river watershed health report card storymap
It's hard to imagine a world without rivers. The continents would be higher, colder and more rugged, and we humans might still be hugging our coastlines. Our iconic cities, situated along rivers, would not have been built. Global trade and travel might never have developed. Even so, rivers' crucial role in shaping civilization is 'grandly under appreciated."
Have you seen this website? River Runner is an Interactive project that reveals how water travels thousands of miles through watersheds, rivers and lakes
Carmel River Breach
Watch the Carmel River breach into the ocean, captured on March 26, 2022, by Fred Brown
Spawning Steelhead on the carmel river 2021 - Carmel River Steelhead association
Missing the Carmel River? Check out our Virtual Tours
Thank you for your support Secretary John Laird!
In August 2018, John Laird, Secretary for the California Natural Resources Agency, wrote a letter of support to Lorin Letendre, our Executive Director, for the work Carmel River Watershed Conservancy does to protect the wildlife of California.
Find out about our organization, mission, and the achievements of our advocacy.
Find out about our most recent projects in our updated 2018 Active Projects Report.
Find out about volunteer opportunities to help improve the health of our watershed.