Inland Empire Waterkeeper

Inland Empire Waterkeeper

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Inland Empire Waterkeeper’s mission is to protect and enhance the water quality of the Upper Santa Ana River Watershed through programs of advocacy, education, research, restoration, and enforcement.

Their team seeks to: Build a regional, collaborative approach to watershed management; Develop water quality solutions that meet the needs of both the environment and the community; Implement actions and programs that have well-defined, measurable results;

Work with local, state and federal government agencies to ensure proactive water policy;

Increase environmental awareness among citizens, students, policymakers and the business community; Promote compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and other environmental laws. 

The organization started as a chapter of Orange County Coastkeeper in 2005, Inland Empire Waterkeeper is an affiliate of the international Waterkeeper Alliance; a grassroots environmental movement started in 1999 that supports the protection of waterways and the right to clean water in watersheds around the world. 

Waterkeeper was created by Orange County Coastkeeper to tackle the upstream issues taking place in the Inland Empire area (encompassing the metropolitan area of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and the upper half of the Santa Ana River Watershed), while they focus efforts downstream in the lower coastal region. The full-time professional staff has expertise in law and public policy, governmental relations, environmental science, stormwater management, biology, chemistry, education and communications. 

CONTACT: Inland Empire Waterkeeper, 6876 Indiana Ave Ste. D, Riverside, CA 92506 Phone: (951) 530-8823

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