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.

“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!

California Native Plant Garden Maintenance Volunteer Event!

Join Rivers & Lands Conservancy staff on Friday, June 16th from 9am-11:30am to help us take care of the California native plant garden at Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park, located in located in Riverside! We will be mulching and weeding to help spruce up this important patch of habitat along the Santa Ana River Trail. Space is limited, save your spot today!  All volunteers must RSVP to Rachael at 

Thanks to our project partners at the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department for generously donating the mulch and supporting our ongoing efforts to restore native plant habitat while beautifying our community spaces and public parks.