Give the Gift of a Clean Neighborhood by Picking Up After Your Pup

The holiday season is a time to come together and be grateful for many things including our friends, family, and the planet we live on. While we are coming together to celebrate this season, it is important to keep the health of our planet in mind. One simple way you can do your part is to make sure you are picking up your dog’s waste. Leaving behind your friendly pup’s waste is harmful to our environment and your local watershed!…Read more →

Take a Holiday Hike through the Santa Rosa Plateau

If you are looking for an adventure filled with extraordinary species, look no further than the Santa Rosa Plateau. The reserve is located within the Santa Margarita Watershed, at the end of the Santa Ana Mountains in Southwest Riverside County. Not only does the reserve have a fascinating ecosystem, but it is filled with Riverside County history. This makes it the perfect outdoor activity and educational outing for the whole family to enjoy. The area consists of 9,000 acres and…Read more →

Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Whether you are attending a white elephant party with friends or your family’s annual holiday celebrations, these are the perfect eco-friendly gifts for your loved ones. While the holidays are a time to enjoy with loved ones and cherish their presence, the bonus of receiving a gift is too sweet to deny. Here are some of our favorite sustainable gift ideas! Plantable Colored Pencils – This is the perfect gift for the artist or kid in your life! The best…Read more →

Hidden Valley Wildlife Area

Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore areas along the Santa Ana River. One such spot is the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area in Riverside. As part of the Santa Ana River Watershed - which connects the mountains of San Bernardino to the Pacific Ocean - the sprawling park is brimming with wonderful things to see and do. This gem is set on 1,500 beautiful acres and has access to 25 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.…Read more →

America Recycles Day

We all know the importance of recycling and how it makes a positive impact on our environment including our watersheds. November 15th has been deemed America Recycles Day which promotes the importance of recycling. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the recycling rate has increased from less than 7 percent in 1960 to the current rate of 32 percent. A study conducted by the EPA found that recycling and reuse activities in the United States accounted for 681,000 jobs and…Read more →

Go Green on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day we get together with our loved ones to give thanks for our blessings and maybe eat a little too much turkey. While most people probably don’t think about the environmental impacts of a Thanksgiving feast, we want to share a few helpful tips on going green this Thanksgiving. End wasteful practices – Use reusable dinnerware, glasses, and napkins.Purchase local and organic foods when possible – Buying organic and local items can be costly but purchasing one…Read more →

Have a Carbon-Free Monday

The United Nations designated the first Monday in October as the annual World Habitat Day. This year the days falls on Oct. 4. Since 1985, this important day shines a light on the importance that people across the world have the power and responsibility to shape the future of towns, cities and communities. This year’s theme is “Accelerating Urban Action for a Carbon-Free World.” The idea is to remind citizens of the world about the effects of urbanization and the…Read more →

Get out and Recreate at Lake Skinner!

Tucked into the picturesque and rolling hills of Winchester sits an expansive park that the entire family can enjoy. Lake Skinner is a reservoir which spreads across 1,400 surface acres and is operated by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Guests can enjoy boating or fishing for trout, bass or catfish while enjoying the beautiful views. There are also campgrounds, picnic tables and a splash pad for hot summer and fall days. With plenty of trails outdoorsy types can…Read more →

Halloween Can Be a Fright Fest for the Environment

While ghouls and goblins are hitting the sidewalks to partake in trick-or-treating and other spooky activities, there is another scary side to Halloween. Think about all the plastic that goes into manufacturing costumes, single use candy bags and discarded pumpkins that end up as litter throughout our towns and communities, which will undoubtedly find a way into our local watersheds. Here are some suggestions to enjoy a trash-free Halloween: Reuse a pillowcase instead of purchasing a plastic candy container or…Read more →

Time to Clean on National Clean Up Day

What better way to honor the planet and the environment than taking part in National Clean Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 18! Eliminating litter and trash not only protects our local watersheds and helps neighborhoods and public lands beautiful. Waste not properly disposed of not only creates an eyesore, but also can easily be washed into gutters or into water sources such as lakes, rivers and streams which is harmful to the environment and our watersheds. If you want to…Read more →
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