The Tataviam Land Conservancy

WaterTalks was honored to serve the Tataviam Land Conservancy (TLC) by creating a Water Resources Inventory and other technical assistance for tribal sites in the Upper Santa Clara River region. The Inventory will help TLC as they create spaces for cultural practice, native plant nurseries and other uses – all of which were identified in the WaterTalks Strengths and Needs Assessment / Tribal Perspectives.

TLC was formed as a non-profit organization in 2018 focused on protecting the traditional territory of the Fernandeno Tataviam people through protective land management, cooperative agreements, and innovative cultural and educational programming.

The Watertalks Needs Assessment Report

The Needs Assessment Report summarizes data and analysis of stakeholder and community input regarding water-related needs and issues.  Input was received through outreach to communities and institutions, including surveys and community engagement events in 2019-2020.

Funding for Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program (DACIP) Projects in Upper Santa Clara River

In 2022, WaterTalks invited stakeholders in the Santa Clara River Watershed to respond to the Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking competitive projects that would benefit DACs, economically distressed areas (EDAs), and other underrepresented communities in Ventura County. A webinar was held to guide stakeholders through the proposal process, which you can view at the link below.  As this grant-funded program has come to a close, processing of new proposals has also gone on hold. Please stay tuned for future funding opportunities.

WaterTalks Funded DACIP Projects in USCR:

  • Rural Water Supply Reliability Program (Agua Dulce)
  • Acton Flooding Multi-benefit Solution (Acton)
  • Tataviam Land Conservancy (Tribal)
  • Septic Evaluation and Repair Support Program (Agua Dulce)
  • Regional Tap Water Quality Testing Program (Multiple areas)
  • Water System Partnerships (Multiple Areas)

Projects Awarded Additional Implementation Funding:

  • Arundo Mapping and Priority Removal (Valencia/Santa Clarita)
  • Rural Water Supply Reliability (Agua Dulce)
  • Via Princessa Park (Canyon Country)

Learn more about Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM)

Find Your Community’s Watertalks Resources

Click on your region to find out more about community-specific projects, resources, contacts and Toolkits.

Agua Dulce

Bouquet Canyon

Canyon Country


Santa Clarita

Val Verde

WaterTalks Newpaper

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Past USCR Events and Resources

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City of Santa Clarita Environmental Services Division
Phone number: (661) 286-4098
Email: environment@santa-clarita.com