Local Resources

The Local Resources page is designed to lead local project proponents and other interested parties to information regarding organizations and services relating to water.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development. USDA Rural Development provides loans, grants or loan guarantees for rural communities with a population of 10,000 or less, for domestic water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities. Visit our website for more information about our programs.

www.ejcw.org The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW) is a statewide coalition of grassroots groups and intermediary organizations building a collective, community-based movement for democratic water allocation, management, and policy development in California.  EJCW empowers low-income communities and people of color throughout California to advocate for clean, safe, and affordable water for their communities.

http://montereybay.noaa.gov/resourcepro/water-pro.html  The MBNMS Water Quality Protection Program website for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

http://www.awqa.org/   A resource for agriculture related partners, activities, and conservation toolkit.

http://www.sanctuarysimon.org/monterey/index.php  SIMoN is an integrated, long-term monitoring program that takes an ecosystem approach to identify and understand changes within sanctuaries managed by the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.  Examples of information available is an incredible library of photos of marine organisms/ecosystems and interactive maps that identify marine protective areas and water quality monitoring information.

http://www.mywaterquality.ca.gov/  a website managed by the CA State Water Resources Control Board for the public to better understand water quality conditions.

http://www.ceden.org/mlml.shtml  Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MPSL-MLML)  Regional Data Center for upload of water quality data

http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources / California Institute for Water Resources
http://casfs.ucsc.edu/research/agroecological-science/current-research.html UC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems works to research, develop, and advance sustainable food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible, nonexploitative, and that serve as a foundation for future generations.
http://groundwaternitrate.ucdavis.edu/files/138958.pdf. Harter, T. 2012. Addressing Nitrate in California’s Drinking Water: With a Focus on Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley Groundwater: Report for the State Water Resources Control Board Report to the Legislature. Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis.
http://www.pvwma.dst.ca.us/conservation/assets/SCVWD-Irrigation_Handbook.pdf Santa Clara Valley water District. Handbook for Agricultural Water Use Efficiency.
http://www.rcdmonterey.org/ The Resource Conservation District of Monterey County is committed to to conserve and improve our natural resources, integrating the demand for environmental quality with the needs of agricultural and urban users.
http://ccwg.mlml.calstate.edu/ The Central Coast Wetlands Group at Moss Landing Marine Labs. Coordinating the advancement of wetland science and management on the central coast. Providing services including wetland delineation, wetland assessment, habitat restoration and treatment wetland design and installation.
http://ag.co.monterey.ca.us/ The Monterey County Ag Commissioner’s office is dedicated to worker health and safety, the protection of environmental resources, and the promotion of the agricultural sector of Monterey County.