The Topanga Creek Watershed Committee exists in order to help preserve, protect, and improve the health and well-being of the Topanga Creek Watershed and everything that lives here. We do this primarily by educating stakeholders to act in support of this valuable and fragile ecosystem. We actively promote non-toxic and bio-friendly solutions to environmental issues, and oppose the use of herbicides and pesticides.
What We Do:
Our agenda and priorities at any given time are determined by the particular issues of the day – rodenticide, herbicide, drought, development, water quality, etc – as well as the interests and abilities of our members.
Most often our work takes the form of public education, and/or advocating for the environment with government agencies, other non-profits, businesses, local property owners, residents, and visitors. We also maintain a native garden; do research and field projects; and hold movie screenings, fundraisers, and full moon hikes. We do “whatever needs to be done, whatever folks want to do.”
Who We Are:
The TCWC is made up of volunteers from Topanga and nearby communities. We are a diverse group of people who: (1) understand that to preserve what we love it is necessary to counter the powerful forces (development, carelessness, greed, ignorance) that would degrade our environment, and (2) are willing to do some portion of that work, according to our own abilities and interests. Any and all nature-lovers are encouraged to come to our periodic meetings, bring ideas, participate in our projects, and/or to contribute much-needed financial and material support.
Chair: Carrie L. Carrier
Chair Emeritus: Ben Allanoff
Secretary: William Preston Bowling
Treasurer: Bill Carrier
Media and Communications Chair: Josie Kelly
Community Outreach Chair: Gail McDonald-Tune
Science Advisor: Stephen Frantz
Political Liaison: Roger Pugliese
Special Projects Coordinator: Randi Johnson
Strategic Advisor Emeritus: Rabyn Blake