The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA)
The MRCA is dedicated to the preservation and management of local open space and parkland, wildlife habitat, coastal access, watershed lands, and trails in both wilderness and urban settings, and to ensuring access to public parkland and coastal resources. The MRCA works in cooperation with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and other local government partners to acquire parkland, participate in vital planning processes, work towards wildfire resilience, connect wildlife habitat, and complete major park improvement projects. The agency provides natural resources and scientific expertise, critical regional planning services, and education and leadership programs for thousands of youth each year. It is one of the lead agencies revitalizing the Los Angeles River and its tributaries.
The MRCA is governed by its Governing Board which is comprised of designated representatives of the Conejo Recreation and Park District, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, and one at-large Member appointed by the Governing Board.