Oak Watering Volunteer Event!

Join Rivers & Lands Conservancy staff on Friday, May 31st to help take care of our oak restoration sites at our Cienega Canyon Preserve. We will be hand watering the young oak seedlings to help give them their best chance of survival before the summer heat. All ages are welcome to attend. Volunteers will be carrying water and walking over approximately 1-3 miles of dirt trails. Portions of the trail can be uneven and can include some uphill and downhill terrain. Please note, there is no restroom on site.

Interested volunteers must RSVP ahead of time to Angie at Space is limited, so save your spot today!

Many thanks to our project funders at Inland Empire Resource Conservation District for supporting our efforts to restore and steward oak woodland habitat at Cienega Canyon Preserve with help from the community. 🌳🦉

Santa Ana River Trail Cleanup Volunteer Event!

Join Rivers & Lands Conservancy staff on Saturday, May 11th from 9am-11:30am as part of the nationwide Great American Cleanup to help remove litter from a stretch of the Santa Ana River Trail starting at Martha McLean -Anza Narrows Park, located in the City of Riverside. Volunteers will be picking up litter from an approximate 2- mile round trip stretch of trail. All ages are welcome to attend. Please note, there is a bathroom onsite at Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park; however, we cannot guarantee that it will be open and/or cleaned during the event.

All volunteers must RSVP ahead of time to Angie at by April 22. Space is very limited, so save your spot today!

Free event t-shirt AND complimentary lunch provided for participating volunteers at the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce from 11:30am-1pm, thanks to Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful! When RSVP'ing, please let Angie know the quantity and sizes of shirts for your group. T-Shirt Sizes: Youth Sizes - Small and Medium / Adult Sizes - Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, and 3XL.

The Santa Ana River Trail is a valuable outdoor space for the community and important habitat area for local wildlife. Many thanks to our project partners at Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful for supporting our Adopt-a-Trail efforts and to our volunteers for helping to create a safer, cleaner, and more welcoming open space resource for all. 😎

Member Appreciation Event

Have you always wanted to start your own California native plant garden but aren't sure where to start? Join Rivers & Lands Conservancy at our community-planted California native plant garden at Sycamore Highlands Park for this family-friendly Member Appreciation Event on Saturday, May 4th! We love our gardens and want our community to discover the joy of attracting native bees, butterflies, and birds to their own yards, balconies, or windowsills.

At the event, there will be opportunities to wander the garden, learn how to identify bird songs, and have some fun with the kiddos on a nature scavenger hunt. You can even drop by to simply grab a list of resources to help inspire your own garden and pick up a FREE narrowleaf milkweed seedling (while supplies last!). Click here for more event details.

We invite past and present members and future supporters to join us. Not a member? No problem! Become a member today by signing up here or come to the event and become a member there. THE FIRST FIVE NEW MEMBERS who sign up at the event get a free 1-gallon plant to get your garden growing!