The mission of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is to strategically buy back, preserve, protect, restore, and enhance treasured pieces of Southern California
to form an interlinking system of urban, rural, and river parks, open space, trails, and wildlife habitat that are easily accessible to the general public.
California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 84).
Funds from Proposition 84 will be made available to the Conservancy for the implementation of watershed protection activities throughout the watershed of the
Upper Los Angeles River pursuant to Section 79508 of the Water Code, and for protection of the Santa Monica Bay and its watersheds.