Inland Empire Groups Press Legislators To Support Bills Protecting Area's Water, Environment From Federal Threats

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(Riverside, CA) – A coalition of Inland Empire citizen and environmental groups today called on the area’s state legislators to support a package of bills designed to protect the region’s water and natural resources from federal attempts to weaken environmental safeguards.

The Inland Empire Waterkeeper, the Riverside-based grassroots nonprofit water quality group, joined by the Hispanic Access Foundation and the Vet Voice Foundation, called on Assembly members Jose Medina (R-Riverside), Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside), Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Eloise Gomez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), GOP leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore), and Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) to support the “Preserve California” package pending in the state legislature.

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Earth Month Donation Drive

Celebrate Earth Month by donating to Waterkeeper! Donate to Waterkeeper during the month of April and we’ll send you a free thank-you gift for your support. Together we can save our waterways. Waterkeeper averages 16,000 pounds of trash removed from the Santa Ana River and 600 students engaged in K-12 educational trip fields each year! We also conduct weekly water quality testing at local sites. Our programs are aimed to advocate, educate, research and enforce regulations of the Santa Ana Watershed. Donate to Waterkeeper and make a difference. 

  

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How You Can Prevent Stormwater Pollution

stormwater.jpgThe wet season has come to California in a big and wonderful way. The new year has been filled with pouring rain which has improved Southern California's drought status. Overall, 42% of California is now out of the drought, however, stormwater pollution is a concern when it begins to rain. 

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River KATS 2016-2017: Patriot High Visit the River

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