San Diego CoastkeeperErin Reynante, Watershed Monitoring Program Manager
San Diego Coastkeeper protects the region's bays, beaches, watersheds and ocean for the people and wildlife that depend on them. We balance community outreach, education, and advocacy to promote stewardship of clean water and a healthy coastal ecosystem. Founded in 1995 as San Diego Baykeeper, this organization is the fourteenth member of the Water Keeper Alliance, an international alliance of community groups with 63 members, which fight to protect and restore coastal waters and habitats in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. San Diego Coastkeeper is also a member of California Coastkeeper Alliance, a coalition of five environmental organizations in California. Erin Reynante heads the Wateshed Monitoring Program for San Diego Coastkeeper.
The State Water Resources Control BoardClean Water Team
Erick Burres, Citizen Monitoring Coordinator
The Clean Water Team (CWT) is the citizen monitoring program of the State Water Resources Control Board. The CWT Coordinators are members of the Regional Programs Unit, Watershed Pollution Prevention Section. Regional CWT Citizen Monitoring Coordinators are each assigned to work with three of the Regional Water Quality Control Boards in order to provide technical assistance, training, data management consultation, outreach and education to citizen monitoring organizations. The photo documentation procedures and the model Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) were developed through the CWT as guidance for citizen monitoring projects.
County of San Diego Department of Parks and RecreationJake Enriquez, District Park Manager
Our mission statement is, "To preserve regionally significant natural and cultural resources and provide opportunities for high quality parks and recreation experiences." County Parks and Recreation maintains and enhances the quality of life in San Diego County by providing parks and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. A comprehensive program of maintenance, acquisition, and development of recreation facilities includes local and regional parks, fishing lakes, community centers, special use facilities, ecological preserves, and open spaces. The 80 facilities covering more than 40,000 acres are open year round and are operated and maintained by County staff, volunteers, and service contracts. To learn more about County Parks and Recreation, go to www.sdparks.org, "Where Having Fun is Natural!"
Golden State FlycastersSandi Jacobson,
Golden State Flycasters is a nonprofit organization and fly-fishing club dedicated to the preservation of fisheries and fly-fishing. GSF is affiliated with the San Diego chapter of Trout Unlimited, chapter 920. Located in North San Diego County, GSF is a gathering hub for fly-fishing, fly-tying and fly-casting instruction, monthly programs with renowned speakers, organized fly-fishing trips and conservation projects.
San Diego County Water AuthorityIvan Golakoff, Representative
As a water wholesaler, the San Diego County Water Authority's mission is to provide a safe and reliable supply of water to its 23 member agencies in the San Diego region. The agencies are represented through the board of directors. A member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors also serves as a representative to the Water Authority board of directors. The Water Authority was formed in 1944 by the California State Legislature, and operates under the County Water Authority Act, which can be found in the California State Water Code. The Water Authority is one member of the Metropolitan Waste District of Southern California, and in its 57-year history the Authority has come to supply up to 90% of San Diego County's water.
San Diego Regional Water Quality Control BoardDavid Gibson, Executive Officer
"The State 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."
San Diego State University - College of EngineeringDr. Temesgen Garoma, P.E., SDSU Assistant Professor of the Department Civil and Environmental Engineering
Established in 1961, the SDSU College of Engineering offers the Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Further, the Doctoral degree in Engineering Science/Applied Mechanics is offered jointly with the University of California at San Diego.
Sister Schools of San DiegoLiz Hinkle, Executive Director
Sister Schools of San Diego is a non-profit organization directed to promoting cross-cultural understanding by connecting schools around the globe. Classrooms separated by border, culture, and geography are united through similar interests and common principles. Students participate in collaborative projects ranging from literature and social development to science and technology. By connecting classrooms worldwide, we use the academic setting to conquer ignorance, bridge cultural gaps, and create international friendships.
Southwestern College - Physical Sciences DepartmentDr. David Brown, Professor of Chemistry
Established in 1961, Southwestern College is a Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredited institution that has evolved since its inception into a comprehensive facility, helping thousands of students achieve their specific educational goals. Presently, Southwestern is the only postsecondary educational institution in South San Diego County and serves a student body of approximately 19,000.
Surfrider FoundationHaley Jain Haggerstone, Chapter Coordinator, San Diego Chapter
Surfrider Foundation of San Diego is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide.
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research ReserveDr. Jeff Crooks, Research Coordinator
The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR) preserves, protects, and manages the natural and cultural resources of the Tijuana River Estuary by focusing on research and education with compatible recreation and resource use. The Reserve encompasses beach, dune, mudflat, salt marsh, riparian, coastal sage scrub, and upland habitats surrounded by the growing cities of Tijuana, Imperial Beach, and San Diego. Critical issues confronted by the Reserve include habitat restoration, endangered species management, management of the wastewater from Mexico, sediment management, and the integration of recreation and habitat conservation and restoration. TRNERR is a partnership between the United States and the State of California that links the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), California State Parks, and the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The agencies cooperate to ensure seamless management of the Reserve's natural resources while furthering the Reserve's educational and interpretive programs. In addition, several regional agencies and local municipalities share ownership and management responsibilities at the Reserve.
University of California,
Superfund Research Program