Welcome to Inland Empire Waterkeeper! 

Inland Empire Waterkeeper is a grassroots, non-profit water quality organization with a mission to enhance and protect the quality of the waterways within the Upper Santa Ana River Watershed. This is accomplished through five program tenets: advocacy, education, research, restoration, and enforcement. Established in 2005, Inland Empire Waterkeeper is a chapter of Orange County Coastkeeper, which oversees the Orange County portion of the watershed, and is a separately licensed member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance.

Inland Empire Waterkeeper's vision is to achieve a sustainable watershed free of pollution and a community of motivated water stewards to ensure swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters within the Upper Santa Ana River Watershed.



Solving Homelessness in the Watershed Regional Conference


On January 17, nearly 130 leaders from the State of California, local cities, counties, educational institutions and non-profit government organizations forged through the rain and heavy weather to gather at California State University San Bernardino for a working symposium to collaborate on the topic of homelessness in the watershed. The event opened with San Bernardino County Supervisor, Josie Gonzales. As an advocate for a “people first” philosophy, she shared insight on her personal experiences
of visiting with those experiencing homelessness living along the waterways of the Santa Ana River. Her heartfelt message passionately described the barriers, which are hindering opportunities for solutions.

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Little Seedlings--Classes Start Soon!


Waterkeeper expands the Little Seedlings program to the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area! Children will learn colors, letters, numbers, and so much more through nature as they become the stewards of the future! 


Great for children ages 3-5. Must be potty trained. Children should bring a reusable water bottle and lunch to class every day. Students should also dress in layers, and wear closed-toe shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.

Scholarships now available for both locations! Learn more about the requirements or apply HERE!


Program Details

Hidden Valley Nature Center

January 7-30  Monday/Wednesday-  9-Noon 

Fee: $160/month, 2-day option; $100/month, 1-day option

Register here!


Ameal Moore Nature Center

January 3-29: Tuesdays & Thursdays- 9-Noon

Fee: $160/month

Register at RivReg.org!

See the Little Seedlings-Ameal Moore flyer here!


Internship Opportunities



 Interested in volunteer opportunities? Visit the Calendar to RSVP to upcoming events!