To protect and enhance water quality within the watersheds that drain into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary by increasing conservation measures which reduce rural and agricultural runoff while sustaining the vitality of the region’s agriculture.

AWQA works with farmers and ranchers to provide:

AWQA hopes to achieve these goals by:



AWQA partners have received over $1,300,000 from federal, state, local and private funding sources to implement the “Agriculture and Rural Lands Plan” developed by the Monterey Bay Sanctuary. This includes generous support from Congressman Sam Farr, 17th District and from the State Water Resources Control Board.