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. 


Little Seedlings Now at the Hidden Valley Nature Center!


Waterkeeper expands the Little Seedlings program to the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area! Children ages 3-5 will learn colors, letters, numbers, and so much more through nature as they become the stewards of the future! 


Program Details

Hidden Valley Nature Center

September 5-October 1: Monday/Wednesday or Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9-Noon 

Fee: $160/month, 2-day option (8 classes); $200/month, 3-day option (12 classes)

Register here!


Ameal Moore Nature Center

September 4-27- Tuesdays & Thursdays- 9-Noon

Fee: $160/month

Register at RivReg.org!


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



Scholarships now available! Learn more about the requirements and to apply HERE!

 Internship Opportunities



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