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--OPEN HOUSE!


Visit us at the Ameal Moore Nature Center on Saturday, August 24th from 10am-noon for an Open House! Learn all about the Little Seedlings program including our teaching philosophy and staff. 

RSVP here!

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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.


Program Details

Ameal Moore Nature Center

Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays- 9-Noon

Fee: $160/month

Registration is NOW OPEN! Check out the registration links below:




See the Little Seedlings-Ameal Moore flyer here!


Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour!


Mark your calendars! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is On Tour and is coming to Downtown Riverside on Saturday, October 12, 2019! Great opportunity for a unique night out in the town.

Tickets are now available!


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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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Internship Opportunities



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