To enroll in any of Preservation, Inc’s Third Party programs, you must first be enrolled in the Central Coast Water Board’s Agricultural Order (also called the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, or ILRP). The “ILRP Enrollment Page” button below will take you to the Water Board’s enrollment site. The enrollment form is also called the eNOI (Electronic Notice Of Intent). Upon successful enrollment, the Water Board will provide you with two types of identifying numbers:
You will need your AW Number, and the Global IDs (AGL Numbers) for all ranches that you operate, in order to enroll in Preservation, Inc’s Third Party programs. Again, these numbers are issued by the Water Board when you enroll in the ILRP.
About 98% of irrigated agricultural operators and acreage are already enrolled in Preservation, Inc’s Surface Water Cooperative Monitoring Program (or CMP). If you are a grower reading this, you are very likely already enrolled for calendar year 2021. In other words, you are probably already a Third Party member for the purposes of Surface Water monitoring and reporting. This year (2021), there is no Third Party program available for Groundwater monitoring and reporting.
Through 2021, it was possible to enroll in the CMP by making a selection in the Water Board’s eNOI form, receive an invoice from Preservation, Inc. (sent in December, annually), and maintain a “good standing” membership by paying your dues on-time.
For 2022, growers will need to enroll in programs directly with Preservation, Inc., using the AW Number and Global ID (AGL) numbers that were issued to you by the Water Board. Enrollment for 2022 programs will take place later this fall (2021), and growers will have an opportunity to review membership requirements and program fees before the enrollment deadline. Because Ag Order 4.0 was just adopted a few months ago, Preservation, Inc. has new requirements from the Water Board as to how we need to handle membership. Thank you for your patience as we develop this new enrollment process.