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 year, 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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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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Rivercamp 2017!

20150630_105845.jpgSummer is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing: RIVERCAMP! Yes, Rivercamp! This year Rivercamp not only has added a second week but scholarships and goodies for Rivercampers as well! Learn how you can also send an under-served child to Rivercamp for free!

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Give the Gift of Clean Water This Holiday Season

InShot_20161201_174452.jpgGive the gift of clean water this holiday season! 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. We’ll send you a free thank-you gift for your support.

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This Giving Tuesday, Take a Stand for Clean Water

In light of the incoming administration planning to remove environmental laws and safeguards, the federal Clean Water Act, our waterways, and Waterkeeper organizations nationwide may be in peril.

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River KATS 2016-2017: Patriot High Visit the River

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We took the AP Environmental Science class of Patriot High on a field trip to the Santa Ana River at McLean Park! This amazing group of students braved the wet morning to learn about the history of the Santa Ana River, the impacts of storm-water runoff, and major issues pertaining to native and introduced species in the area. 

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River KATS 2016-2017: Mt. Vernon Elementary Students Visit Chino Creek Wetlands

studentsbinos.jpgWe focused outreach efforts to the most underserved schools in the Inland Empire, more specifically in the San Bernardino and Moreno Valley area. For our first program of the year we met with Mt. Vernon’s second grade class to talk about their watershed and the amazing things they will see and do on their field trip to the Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s Chino Creek Wetlands.

 

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Inland Empire Waterkeeper Inspires the Next Generation

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Inland Empire Waterkeeper partnered with Clearwater Elementary in Perris, CA to educate teachers and students on water sustainability through the  Drought Response Outreach Program for Schools (DROPS).  

The DROPS program conducts projects that are focused on reducing stormwater pollution and providing multiple benefits including water conservation, water supply augmentation, energy savings, increased awareness of water resource sustainability, and reduced dry weather runoff. 

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Teaching Families About Our Waterways

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Waterkeeper conducted outreach to the Ready Fresh employees of Los Angeles to educate them on water stewardship and to let them know what a difference their colleagues have made on waterways through the Crest to Coast project!

 

 

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