Celebrating Earth Day 2016

WMWD.jpgFor Earth Week, Inland Empire Waterkeeper attended many events to share the work Waterkeeper does to better our environment and most importantly, our waterways. Check out how we celebrated Earth Day with our community!

On Friday, April 22nd, IE Waterkeeper participated in the largest Earth Day event in the Inland Empire: Earth Night in the Garden. The event is hosted by Western Municipal Water District where many organizations and agencies come together to celebrate Earth Day with thousands of local residents. This year, Waterkeeper spoke with 2,031 children and adults on our ongoing projects, including Rivercamp and Crest to Coast, and encouraged them to be involved and sign-up for upcoming restoration events. 

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On Saturday, April 23rd, Waterkeeper continued to celebrate Earth Day by participating in Riverside’s Green Festival and Summit at Riverside City College; and the Riverside Art Museum’s The Art of Water Protection event.

The Green Festival and Summit event was to increase awareness among local residents to work toward a more environmentally sustainable future. Waterkeeper staff provided fun activities for kids like water cycle bracelets and native plantings. For young adults and parents, Waterkeeper talked about Rivercamp and Crest to Coast programs and encouraged those we spoke with to be stewards of our Santa Ana River.

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Program Director, Megan Brousseau led a hike up Mnt. Rubidoux with community members to talk about pollution and waterways while overlooking the Santa Ana River. At the conclusion of the hike, locals visited the Riverside Art Museum’s atrium for the unveiling of the Crest to Coast diorama of the Santa Ana River Watershed created by local artist, Adam Maron.