De Luz Community Resources
Conserving the lands and waters on which all life depend.
Every acre we protect, every river mile restored, every species brought back from the brink, begins with you. Your support will help make a lasting difference around the world in 69 countries.
The Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve (SMER), established in 1962, provides protected sites for research and education of southern California ecosystems. The reserve lies on the Riverside/San Diego county line between Temecula and Fallbrook. The 4344-acre reserve encompasses a 5-mile reach of the Santa Margarita River, the longest protected coastal river in southern California and a variety of agricultural and upland habitats. The reserve maintains classrooms and laboratories, and databases.
This is a field guide to many aspects of the Santa Rosa Plateau (SRP). The main page gives just the links to further information for quick navigation. This page explains those links and this website in more detail.
Fish and Game code Section 1602 requires any entity to notify CDFW before beginning any activity that may substantially divert or obstruct the natural flow of, or substantially change or use any material from the bed, channel, or bank of any river, stream, or lake. If CDFW determines that the activity may substantially adversely affect fish and wildlife resources, a Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement will be prepared.
When is Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration (LSA) required?
Fish and Game Code section 1602 requires an entity to notify CDFW prior to commencing any activity that may do one of the following:
- Substantially divert or obstruct the natural flow of any river, stream or lake;
- Substantially change or use any material from the bed, channel or bank of any river, stream, or lake; or
- Deposit debris, waste or other materials that could pass into any river, stream or lake.
For more information, please contact the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Visit the website for our nearby city of Murrieta to learn where to go and who to contact regarding city events and issues.
Temecula is well known for its championship golf courses, a climate perfect for serene and beautiful hot-air ballooning adventures, and award-winning wineries nestled in 3,000 acres of picturesque wine country, but that's just the beginning. The community's mix of entertaining activities and friendly residents makes visitors want to return again and again.
RCWD Launches New Crop Conversion Program
The District’s newly created CropSWAP program provides financial assistance for agriculture customers who convert high water use crops to lower water varieties. Qualifying applicants can receive assistance of up to $15,000 per acre converted.
Please visit their website for more information.
Visit the San Diego County website for information on everything from Agriculture to UCSD Cooperative Extension courses and everything in between. One of the most complete resources for San Diego residents and visitors!
Riverside County Offices
To uphold and protect public trust through extraordinary public service, careful stewardship of public funds, transparency and accessibility,employee empowerment, innovation, collaboration, effectiveness, and leadership in local government.
Riverside County, created in 1893 from portions of San Bernardino and San Diego counties, is the fourth largest in the state of California covering over 7,300 square miles.
The law enforcement professionals of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, with a staff of over 4,000 dedicated men and women, cover this expanse of southern California and are dedicated to serving the citizens of its communities with integrity, professionalism, leadership and loyalty.
The County of Riverside Transportation & Land Management Agency (TLMA) is the umbrella agency for six county departments. They are the Planning Department, Building & Safety Department, Transportation Department, Code Enforcement Department, Environmental Programs Department and the Administrative Services Department. In total, TLMA employs more than 600 dedicated public servants who strive to meet the needs of the residents of Riverside County.
Murrieta Valley Unified School District educates 22,700 students from transitional kindergarten through high school with an excellent, comprehensive academic program. Students participate in highly acclaimed visual and performing arts programs, championship interscholastic athletic programs and nationally recognized student activities programs. The student-centered educational program emphasizes a commitment to the academic success of each and every student.
MVUSD is consistently one of the highest performing districts in Riverside County. High test scores, highly qualified teachers, staff dedicated to serving students and active parent and community involvement place Murrieta in the upper echelon of school districts.