Formed in April 2000, the Lake Elsinore and San Jacinto Watersheds Authority is a joint powers authority entrusted with State and local funds to improve water quality and wildlife habitats, primarily in Lake Elsinore, as well as in Canyon Lake and the surrounding watersheds.
- To support planning, design and implementation of projects to improve water quality at both Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, and the San Jacinto River Watershed
- To work with stakeholders to secure reliable funding to operate and maintain water quality improvement projects at both Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, and the San Jacinto River Watershed
- To serve as administrator of the Lake Elsinore/Canyon Lake TMDL Task Force and a water quality trading program for the San Jacinto River Watershed
- To seek ongoing reliable revenue to operate the LESJWA JPA in fulfillment of its mission