The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) co-hosted, along with the City of Chino and the Santa Ana Watershed Association, an Earth Day Celebration at the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park on Thursday, April 19, 2012.

The Earth Day Celebration was open to schools that had scheduled field trips between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Over 1,200 students, teachers and parents attended the event from 9 different schools within the IEUA service area. All students received pre-event packets that contained t-shirts, backpacks, educational materials and other green related giveaways. The Earth Day Celebration was also open to the public between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Thank you to the 1,000 community members that joined us in celebrating Earth Day at the Chino Creek Park.

If you are interested in participating in next years Earth Day event please contact Lucia Diaz at or Andrea Carruthers at

Wally the Water Drop welcoming students.

Students learning about soils and gardens.

Meeting the Great Horned Owl “Archimedes”

Enjoying the various booths throughout the park.

Students at the Plant Factory activity – understanding all the parts of a plant.

Students at the Enviroscape Model – understanding the watershed

Ally the Owl welcoming students to the park.

Students enjoying the Environmental Magic Show.

Students at the Wonders of Wildlife booth.

Students at the SAWA booth.

Students at the Enviroscape Model – understanding the watershed.

On the train tour through the wetlands

Walking through the Watershed bridge