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. 

Watershed Listening Sessions


The WRPI program team is engaging in conversations with community groups across the watershed, in order to gather organic responses in regards to issues, strengths, and needs not already anticipated by traditional water management planning within the watershed. The WRPI team has carefully crafted, open-ended questions and prompts designed to elicit strengths and "water stories."

Based on the analysis of the feedback received, the program team will make recommendations about the most pressing issues in these communities and offer insight into water agency projects and programs that build capacity for all of our communities. 

Join us and share your water story!


Spaces are limited. Refreshments and activities for children are available.


Little Seedlings


Enroll your little one in Little Seedlings, Riverside's only nature preschool! Children ages 3-5 will learn colors, letters, numbers, and stewardship through the nature of Sycamore Canyon. 

Register today!

Open Registration for all sessions until May (Click Here)

 Internship Opportunities



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