Homelessness & Water Symposium in the Santa Ana River Watershed

 IMG_5891.JPG  Cheryl Marie Hansberger, Chief of Staff-City of Riverside, speaks about partnerships to end homelessness. Photo credit: SAWPA

On Thursday, December 7th the water sector, homeless service providers, and elected officials took the lead in ending homelessness in the watershed. As they filled the room of the Conference Center at the Fullerton Library, an excited buzz filled the air. Over one hundred leaders of water agencies, policymakers, and local non-profit employees shared with one another their eagerness to hear how they can help end homelessness. Following their successful homelessness and water symposium last June, Inland Empire Waterkeeper and the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA), once again brought together water agencies and homelessness service providers to openly discuss ways collaboration can end homelessness in the Santa Ana Watershed once and for all.

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RiverKATS: Kids Activism Through Science Kickoffs the School Year with Enthusiasm!

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The 11th year of our RiverKATS Program is underway! This past month, Waterkeeper brought out the entire 4th grade from Mission Bell Elementary, as well as an AP Environmental Science class from Jurupa Valley High School to the Santa Ana River to learn more about their watershed and their community!

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Science and Technology Education Partnership Conference 2017

22338862_1559009954145761_4034093480655719058_o.jpgWaterkeeper was part of STEP Conference 2017. We were able to connect with teachers all throughout the Inland Empire. The conference for teachers aimed to inspire hundreds of K-12 teachers and area educators with motivating keynote speakers, immersive workshops, and hands-on activities. 

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Little Seedlings: Sprouting Nature Lovers

22135566_1557273704319386_1934565335582726298_o.jpgWaterkeeper's Little Seedlings Nature Preschool began this month. This nature preschool is its first of its kind in the City of Riverside. Our Little seedlings are enjoying learning about the wonderful world of animals and insects around them.  

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Hundreds of Volunteers Attend the Annual Santa Ana River & Waterways Cleanup

22096047_1554900567890033_7157887986696789441_o.jpgOver 500 Volunteer attended the Annual Santa Ana River & Waterways Cleanup on September 30th. Community volunteers and organizations throughout the city came together to make a positive impact on their local waterways with 16 sites across the city.  

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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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River KATS Month of Field Trips

This month has been exceptionally busy with many field trips to beautiful destinations in the Upper Santa Ana River Watershed for underserved schools in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

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Waterkeeper Joins the Trout in the Classroom Pilot Program

20170320_120227(0).jpgWaterkeeper expands partnerships in San Bernardino County by joining Inland Empire Resource Conservation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Trout in the Classroom program which in their pilot program, selected the AP Environmental Science class of Etiwanda High.

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Staff and Interns Scout Out Waterways in San Bernardino County

IMG_20170216_125628(1).jpgEarlier this month, Waterkeeper staff and the Stream Team conducted site checks throughout San Bernardino County to expand water quality testing sites, field trip destinations, and potential waterway cleanups.

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