Earlier this month, Waterkeeper staff and the Stream Team conducted site checks throughout San Bernardino County to expand water quality testing sites, field trip destinations, and potential waterway cleanups.Read more
The wet season has come to California in a big and wonderful way. The new year has been filled with pouring rain which has improved Southern California's drought status. Overall, 42% of California is now out of the drought, however, stormwater pollution is a concern when it begins to rain.Read more
Summer is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing: RIVERCAMP! Yes, Rivercamp! This year Rivercamp not only has added a second week but scholarships and goodies for Rivercampers as well! Learn how you can also send an under-served child to Rivercamp for free!Read more
Give the gift of clean water this holiday season! Together we can save our waterways. Waterkeeper averages 16,000 pounds of trash removed from the Santa Ana River and 600 students engaged in K-12 educational trip fields each year! We also conduct weekly water quality testing at local sites. Our programs are aimed to advocate, educate, research and enforce regulations of the Santa Ana Watershed. Donate to Waterkeeper and make a difference. We’ll send you a free thank-you gift for your support.Read more
In light of the incoming administration planning to remove environmental laws and safeguards, the federal Clean Water Act, our waterways, and Waterkeeper organizations nationwide may be in peril.Read more
We took the AP Environmental Science class of Patriot High on a field trip to the Santa Ana River at McLean Park! This amazing group of students braved the wet morning to learn about the history of the Santa Ana River, the impacts of storm-water runoff, and major issues pertaining to native and introduced species in the area.Read more
We focused outreach efforts to the most underserved schools in the Inland Empire, more specifically in the San Bernardino and Moreno Valley area. For our first program of the year we met with Mt. Vernon’s second grade class to talk about their watershed and the amazing things they will see and do on their field trip to the Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s Chino Creek Wetlands.
Inland Empire Waterkeeper partnered with Clearwater Elementary in Perris, CA to educate teachers and students on water sustainability through the Drought Response Outreach Program for Schools (DROPS).
The DROPS program conducts projects that are focused on reducing stormwater pollution and providing multiple benefits including water conservation, water supply augmentation, energy savings, increased awareness of water resource sustainability, and reduced dry weather runoff.Read more
Waterkeeper conducted outreach to the Ready Fresh employees of Los Angeles to educate them on water stewardship and to let them know what a difference their colleagues have made on waterways through the Crest to Coast project!
Attendance was at a record high for Waterkeeper’s third annual Rivercamp. The current climate of water education and sustainability in the forefront of parents minds. Even that week's blistering weather could not contain the eager young minds of the Rivercampers. Children from all walks of life coming together to experience the Santa Ana River and learn about the environment, biology, geology, zoology and water science.Read more