Welcome to Inland Empire Waterkeeper!

Inland Empire Waterkeeper is a grassroots, non-profit water quality organization with a mission to enhance and protect the quality of the waterways within the Upper Santa Ana River Watershed. This is accomplished through five program tenets: advocacy, education, research, restoration, and enforcement. Established in 2005, Inland Empire Waterkeeper is a chapter of Orange County Coastkeeper, which oversees the Orange County portion of the watershed, and is a separately licensed member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance.

Inland Empire Waterkeeper's vision is to achieve a sustainable watershed free of pollution and a community of motivated water stewards to ensure swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters within the Upper Santa Ana River Watershed. 

Upcoming Event


Santa Ana River Trail Bike Ride and Festival 

June 11, 2017 at 9:00am 

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 Now Hiring!

Are you energetic and passionate about teaching children about nature and the environment? The Waterkeeper team is seeking to fill positions in our expanding education program this summer!  

Education Coordinator

Waterkeeper seeks an energetic and outgoing person to assist with our Education Program, through which we work to raise awareness of water quality issues with the public and students from elementary to the college level. Our main project, River KATS (River Kid Activism Through Science), introduces K-12 students to watershed concepts through in-class lessons and field activities. Our ideal candidate would be confident speaking to classes and leading activities, and motivated to constantly improve and expand our outreach efforts. Must have a Bachelors degree or in progress of a degree in Science or Education. 

Rivercamp Instructor- Temporary position, June 26-June 30, July 10-July 14 8AM-3PM

Waterkeeper is seeking naturalists or credentialed teachers to lead a group of thirteen (5-12 year olds) in an outdoor experience in nature while learning about science. Ideal candidates should be comfortable working with children in a public, open space as well as in the Santa Ana River and its riparian forest. Candidates must be passionate teaching children about nature in order to foster stewardship. It is important to note, this is an outdoor camp in a physically demanding environment. 

Junior Naturalist Instructor- Temporary position, M-F July 17-August 25 8AM-12PM.

Waterkeeper is seeking energetic naturalists, early education students, or credentialed teachers passionate in engaging children in the environment of Sycamore Canyon at the Ameal Moore Nature Center. Junior Naturalist instructors will work closely with children for this morning camp. 


For more info or to submit resume, please email korina@iewaterkeeper.org.



Rivercamp 2017 is fast approaching!


20160629_090639(0).jpgRivercamp registration is now open and we have scholarships available for underserved children to attend for free! Rivercamp provides children with the opportunity to connect with nature, science, and most importantly, the Santa Ana River! Waterkeeper fully believes an amazing experience and great memories at Rivercamp fosters and instills water stewardship in children throughout Riverside. 


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 Free Field Trips for Title I Schools in Corona!



A recent partnership with the City of Corona's Department of Water and Power allows for free water-science related field trips in Corona for under-served schools within the city's limits! Apply for a field trip today!

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 Internship Opportunities



 Interested in volunteer opportunities? Visit the Calendar to RSVP to upcoming events!