How to become a clean water leader

Tomorrow’s clean water leaders are formed today! We are responsible for shaping the minds of our future leaders, that is why clean water education should be one of our priorities. Here are some ways you can teach your little one to be a watershed warrior: Schedule a school visit – We offer an educational program where we use interactive tools during our presentations to teach kids how to become watershed warriors. Through our educational materials, kids will learn how to…Read more →

How businesses can prevent pollution

Are you a business owner trying to be more eco-conscious?  Here are some tips to help you attain your eco-friendly goals.  •Reduce Runoff - First, locate the storm drains on or near your business. This will help you make sure trash or liquids are not flowing into the drains. Avoid discharging wastewater into parking lots, instead make sure that your cooling towers, boilers, compressors water softeners and other equipment are connected to the sanitary sewer.  •Recycle - Any and all…Read more →

Earth Day

Earth day is just around the corner! The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 when a United States senator organized a rally to raise awareness about environmental issues. The rallies quickly gained popularity and the U.S. government created the Environmental Protection Agency.  This year, Earth Day will fall on Friday, April 22nd. The planet needs our help to thrive and be protected from things like pollution. There are many things we can do every day to protect the health…Read more →


Did you know you can adopt a trail?! The RivCoParks Adopt-A-Trail (AAT) program was created by the Riverside Regional Park & Open-Space District. The purpose of this program is to protect and maintain the natural beauty of our trail system and open-space areas.  Duties of a trail adopter include:  Coordinating a minimum of four (4) workdays Regularly patrolling trail areas to pick up trash and report any issuesRecruit community members to help during workdays For more information about becoming a trail…Read more →

How to prevent overwatering your yard

With the heat of summer fast approaching, we have a few tips to help you avoid overwatering your yard. These tips will prevent irrigation runoff from picking up any waste left behind, such as trash, pet waste, and fertilizers, among other harmful pollutants. Help keep our watersheds clean!  Overwatering Prevention Tips: Do not drown your lawn - We recommend setting up an irrigation system that does not water your lawn for more than 5 minutes. In fact, the most efficient…Read more →

The Importance of Reporting Pollution

Reporting pollution is the number one way Riverside County residents can help improve water quality. Pollution prevention helps us reduce the cost of waste management and cleanup as well as the reduction of health problems and environmental damage. By preventing pollution, we are protecting the environment and conserving important natural resources. The types of reportable pollution include damage, discharge, or illegal dumping in storm drains, dams, basins, levees and/or channels. What To Do When You See Pollution: Take a picture…Read more →

Santa Ana River Trail

Have you heard of the ambitious 110-mile Santa Ana River Trail project?  Although the area is only 60% complete, once completed it will become the largest multi-use trail in Southern California, spanning over 100 miles between San Bernardino and Orange County. The trail will start at the San Bernardino County National Forest and stretch to the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach. The Santa Ana River Trail project will offer outdoor recreation as a dual-track trail consisting of paved Class I…Read more →

help keep our watersheds healthy

Have you ever wondered what you can do to make a difference in your community? Here are some essential ways Riverside County residents can keep watersheds clean and healthy. Throw Trash in the Can: Arguably the most important thing to do is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Never overestimate the power of small actions. These include bringing reusable bags to the grocery store or using fewer single-use products. Remember, the less trash the better. Most importantly, consider participating in community clean-up events!…Read more →

Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts

Love is in the air! There is still time to get your friends and/or loved ones the perfect gift to express your appreciation of them. Let us make your life easier with these eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts! Grow kits - Getting your special someone a grow kit, whether it be flowers or veggies, is a thoughtful and intelligent gift. Imagine harvesting basil, parsley, rosemary, mint, or various others at home for your favorite date night dishes! Steel or bamboo reusable straws…Read more →

Mayflower Regional Park

Are you in search of a camping ground for your next trip? Look no further, Mayflower Regional Park is the perfect spot! Located alongside the splendid Colorado River in Blythe, California, this location is the perfect getaway for activities on both water and land. Mayflower Park activities include fishing, picnic, and barbecue areas. The park has day and overnight capabilities with 152 available RV sites including water and utilities—making it the perfect spot for RV lovers. If camping is more…Read more →
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