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--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 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 for both locations! Learn more about the requirements or apply HERE!


Program Details

Hidden Valley Nature Center

October 3-29: 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

October 2-25: Tuesdays & Thursdays- 9-Noon

Fee: $160/month

Register at RivReg.org!

See the Little Seedlings-Ameal Moore flyer here!


 September Cleanups (Crest to Coast)

Since 2014, Waterkeeper has removed over 108,000 pounds of trash from Southern California waterways with the help of community volunteers! Join Waterkeeper this month at one of our Crest to Coast cleanup events!


Santa Ana River & City Waterways Cleanup
Saturday, September 29th
8 a.m. until 12 p.m.


Join us as we partner with Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful at the Santa Ana River & City Waterways Cleanup in Riverside on Saturday, September 29th from 8 AM until 12 pm. Get a free T-Shirt and a complimentary lunch from Farmer Boys! 


Riverside County Flood Control District Office
1995 Market St. 
Riverside, CA 92501
Click HERE for a map! 

Internship Opportunities



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