Western Riverside County's residents, businesses, organizations, and public agencies want to ensure expected growth produces a successful, sustainable, and resilient subregion that current and future generations will continue to enjoy. WRCOG works to address these issues through its various planning initiatives.


WRCOG completed a Sustainability Framework in December 2012 to provide a starting point for dialogue about sustainability and its importance to the region and outline a vision and goals for quality of life in Western Riverside County.  WRCOG completed a Subregional Climate Action Plan (CAP), entitled "CAPtivate Western Riverside County" in June 2014 that recommends strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CAPtivate also includes a study on Climate Adaptation and Resiliency, and a Model Book to assist with implementation of recommended CAP measures.


The Western Riverside County Active Transportation Plan (ATP) aims to improve transportation choices within the subregion for the benefit of all residents, employees, and visitors by identifying regional facilities to provide more transportation options.  The ATP provides a robust, non-motorized network throughout the WRCOG subregion that is meant as a guiding document for jurisdictions and stakeholders of how the identified projects can be implemented.  The ATP is voluntary and is meant to serve as a resource in member agencies' pursuit of grant funding for active transportation.  Provided in the ATP are detailed project-level summary sheets for facilities on the ATP's Regional Network.  The information provided is information required on the ATP's application.

Water Quality

WRCOG completed a study in 2016 to analyze the opportunities and constraints that new development and redevelopment projects confront in meeting recently enacted requirements for on-site control and dispersal of stormwater runoff. WRCOG evaluated the feasibility of developing a regional water quality mitigation program to meet MS4 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit provisions for alternative compliance.