10th Annual Fundraising Gala!



You're invited to our 10th Annual Fundraising Gala!

WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: Crestmore Manor, 4600 Crestmore Road, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

WHAT: Join us for a meaningful evening out at the beautiful Crestmore Manor venue while enjoying delicious food, good company, and like-minded appreciation for the natural world. This year we will be celebrating all that has bloomed in the past 10 years of support for our signature fundraising event, including our growing outdoor education programming and our California Native Plant Community Gardens. In addition to highlighting native plants you can bring to your own gardens, we are also excited to welcome the return of Wild Wonders to our event and the unique opportunity to meet local wildlife during our gala reception. We are also pleased to be honoring Inland Empire Resource Conservation District with our 2023 Environmental Excellence Award.

 The Annual Gala is Rivers & Lands Conservancy’s largest and most significant fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the event support our current programs and their future growth. Sponsorships help ensure the success of what we anticipate being a sold-out event. The Gala is a wonderful opportunity to mix and mingle with the local conservation community and we are always thrilled to share our sponsor’s support with our constituents.

More about the event here.

Sponsorship details here.

Oak Watering Volunteer Event

Join Rivers & Lands Conservancy staff on Saturday, July 15th 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.

Space is limited. Interested volunteers must RSVP to Rachael at to reserve a spot.

Many thanks to our project funders at Edison International for supporting our efforts to restore and steward oak woodland habitat at Cienega Canyon Preserve.

Volunteer Beautification Event with Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful!


Join Rivers & Lands Conservancy for a morning of community volunteerism as we partner with our friends at Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful during their Ward 6 Project on Thursday, June 29th. Rivers & Lands Conservancy staff will specifically be leading a small team of volunteers to help remove some weeds from our California Native Plant Garden at Bryant Park. Check out the flyer for more details and click here to register!

“Preserving Land Through Mitigation Transactions” Presentation!

Our very own Co-Executive Director, Nicole, will be presenting as part of a free virtual 30x30 workshop series organized by the Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks on Thursday, June 22nd from 10am-1130am. Nicole will be sharing her expertise on the topic of mitigation, why it matters, and Rivers & Lands Conservancy's ongoing role in land conservation through the mitigation process. Check out more details here and register here to learn from Nicole!