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The Water Conservation Garden Joint Powers Authority

Joint Powers Authority

Calndrinia at The Water Conservation Garden.
Photo by Helix Water District.

Six Joint Powers Agencies own the Garden and have contracted with Friends of the Water Conservation, a nonprofit organization, to manage it.  These agencies also provide major funding for the Garden. The agencies and their representatives are listed below:

De Ana Verbeke
JPA Board President

Helix Water District
Joel Scalzetti (alternate)
Message phone: 619-660-0614

Helix Water District logo.


John Linden
JPA Board Vice President

San Diego County Water Authority
Keith Lewinger (alternate)
Message phone: 619-660-0614
San Diego County Water Authority logo.


Jose Lopez
Otay Water District
Mitch Thompson (alternate)
Message phone: 619-660-0614
Otay Water District logo.


Dr. Cindy Miles
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
Sue Rearic (alternate)
Message phone: 619-660-0614
Cuyamaca College logo.


Luis Generoso
City of San Diego
JoEllen Jacoby (alternate)
Message phone: 619-660-0614
City of San Diego logo.


Maria Rubalcaba
Sweetwater Authority
Jim Smyth (alternate)
Message phone: 619-660-0614
Sweetwater Authority


Richard Wright (ex officio)
John Bolthouse (ex officio)
The Water Conservation Garden



Open daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Admission is by suggested donation.

The Water Conservation Garden is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Federal Tax ID# 20-4395919.

The Water Conservation Garden  •  12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West  •  El Cajon  California  92019
Tel: (619) 660-0614  •  info@TheGarden.org