As a voice for water quality protection, Waterkeeper advocates on behalf of water issues in the Inland Empire. We help citizen activists focus and coordinate their own advocacy efforts.Some projects we have recently worked on include:
Part of our advocacy efforts also includes serving as technical advisers on several watershed-related task forces and working groups.
Member of the Alluvial Fan Task Force.
Participant in the "Water Quality Improvement Pillar" and the "Environment/Habitat Pillar" of the One Water, One Watershedproject at SAWPA.
Participant in the Middle Santa Ana River Pathogen TMDL Task Force.
Participant in the Stormwater Quality Standards Task Force.
Environmental representative for the San Jacinto River Watershed Council.
Public Comment Letters:
Opposition to Assembly and Senate Bills that would change CEQA public review and accountability laws (2-22-2010)
Joint letter from Waterkeeper & Center for Biological Diversity on draft critical habitat designation for Santa Ana sucker (2-6-2010)
Final comments on tentative MS4 permit orders for San Bernardino & Riverside Counties (01-29-2010)
Proposed Riverside County MS4 Permit (10-8-09)
Soboba Reservation proposed Casino/Hotel Project (9-15-09)
Proposed San Bernardino County MS4 Permit (9/9/09)
Response from Waterkeeper and other environmental groups to reduced Mid-County Parkway project (7/2/09)
The Villages of Lakeview Project (4/22/09)
Mid-County Parkway project (1/8/09)
Bacteria Standards for REC1 Waters (11/5/08)
Lakeview/Nuevo Master Water, Sewer and Recycled Water plan (10/31/08)
McAnally Chicken Ranch project (due 10/22/08)
Highland Fairview Warehouse project (9/19/08)
Recycled Water System and Pressurization project (8/5/08)
Riverside-Corona Feeder Re-Alignment project (8/5/08)
Santa Ana River Maintenance program (8/5/08)
Quail Ranch, Moreno Gilman 650, LLC residential development (1/31/08)
Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for the San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat (1/4/08)
2008 303(d) List of Water Quality Limited Segments (2/28/07)
City of Riverside "The Fairmount" residential development (7/25/07)