Eco-Friendly Gratitude

Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner, and this fall we are feeling extra grateful for the privilege we have of enjoying mother nature at its best. While California is experiencing a historic drought, we cannot help but feel grateful for our watersheds. Especially our healthy watersheds.It is important we work together to keep our watersheds healthy. Watersheds provide us with clean drinkable water to our communities and provide water for growing food, including our delicious Thanksgiving Day food.By becoming…Read more →

National Hiking Day

National Hiking Day is the perfect excuse to ditch your phone and enjoy the outdoors. Celebrated on November 17th, it is the best way to appreciate nature’s beauty and wonder by exploring the vast hiking trails we have available in Riverside County.Here are some of our favorite hiking spots:-Kabian Park currently offers 1 acre of developed park space and over 600 acres of hiking and equestrian trails through Quail Valley. For more information regarding Kabian Park, click here.-Santa Rosa Plateau…Read more →

America Recycles Day

Join us in celebrating America Recycles Day on November 15. On this special day, we would like to help us encourage people to reduce littering in our communities. One way of participating is by always keeping in mind the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.By reducing the single-use products you buy, the less trash you create! Changing small habits, like bringing your own reusable cups to the coffee shop can go a long way. Some grocery stores and coffee shops offer…Read more →

Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Halloween

The leaves are starting to turn brown and soon we will begin to feel a chill in the air, which can only mean one thing - Halloween is right around the corner! If you have begun to plan your spooktacular Halloween festivities, let us help you with some sustainable tips for this season. Use items from your existing closet to create your costume. We suggest scrolling through Pinterest for amazing DIY Halloween costume inspiration.Reuse past Halloween decoration. By reusing past…Read more →

Kabian Park

Fall is in the air and if you are looking for a fun day trip for the family to enjoy, look no further than Kabain Park. The park that was developed in 1968 was bought with money donated by Madeline Kabian, who wanted to name the park in honor of her deceased son, Roy. Since 1974, the park has been used as a regional wildlife refuge and it is managed by the County Parks Department. The park currently offers 1…Read more →

Car Maintenance Guidelines to Prevent a Big Problem for Our Waterways

Want to keep your car running smoothly while simultaneously keeping our waterways clean and healthy? Well, you have come to the right place! Below we will give the tips and tricks you need to give your car maintenance in the most eco-friendly way possible. It is crucial to keep up with regular car maintenance to prevent any leakage of oil, antifreeze or any other fluids. If you detect a leakage or spillage of your car, clean it up quickly. We…Read more →

Help Us Prevent Litter 

There are many ways you can help protect our planet, from taking part in a community clean up event to teaching your children to become #WatershedWarriors! There is always an opportunity to help us keep earth clean and healthy for generations to come. Here are some tips on how to make small lifestyle changes that will leave a positive impact for future generations: Dispose Properly: Illegal dumping threatens the visceral beauty of our watersheds and the ecosystem surrounding it. If…Read more →

Watershed Warrior’s Gardening 101 

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. What if we told you that you can have a healthy garden without the excessive use of pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers? When gardening, practicing the 4 S’s will help you achieve the garden of your dreams in no time.  The 4 S’s are:  SELECT - When you want to get rid of pests and pump up the quality of your soil always SELECT the least toxic option. You will be surprised…Read more →

California-Friendly Plants for your Garden

California is experiencing a historic drought, and we are all being asked to make sacrifices to save water. Watering our grass has been one of those sacrifices Californians have been asked to participate in. But did you know there are plants native to California that do not require much water to survive? Having plants native to your environment is the best way to keep a beautiful garden and adhere to the drought rules. Local plant species are characterized as being…Read more →

Stormwater Pollution Prevention 

Did you know that rainwater and irrigation runoff travels over land and picks up what we’ve left behind? This means that pollutants such as trash, pet waste and fertilizers can end up polluting our watersheds if we are not careful. We have three watersheds to protect here in Riverside County: Santa Ana, Santa Margarita and Whitewater River. When rainwater and irrigation travel through the streets picking up pollutants, it ends up draining the polluted stormwater into our rivers. This means…Read more →
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