Chino, California – The Inland Empire Utilities Agency and the City of Chino will be hosting a two-day Earth Day celebration at the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, and Thursday, April 18, 2019. The Earth Day event will be open to schools for pre-scheduled field trips between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 and will be open to the public on Thursday, April 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The event provides fun, interactive opportunities for the public to learn how they can be environmental stewards and protect natural resources. Students and the public will learn about water resources, how compost benefits the soil, the diversity and importance of the region’s habitat, and the importance of proper recycling. The student event provides opportunities to participate in the Water Discovery Program with engaging lessons and activities about the water cycle, recycling, animals and habitats, wetlands, and water usage. Students will experience an animal encounter, enjoy an environmental show, and observe the wetlands and its functions. The public event includes environmental exhibits, document shredding, free giveaways, hands-on earth-friendly activities, environmental show performances, animal encounters, and much more.

What: 11th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Where: Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park

Lot A: 6075 Kimball Avenue, Chino
Lot B: 15975 El Prado Road, Chino

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. For pre-scheduled school field trips only.

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Open to the public.

Andrea Carruthers, Manager of External Affairs
(909) 993.1935 or

Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park was partially funded by a grant from the State Water Resources Control Board. The Water Discovery and Busing Mini Grant Program are partially funded by a grant from the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency covers 242-square miles, distributes imported water, provides industrial/municipal wastewater collection and treatment services, and other related utility services to more than 875,000 people through its member agencies which include Chino, Chino Hills, Cucamonga Valley Water District, Fontana, Fontana Water Company, Montclair, Monte Vista Water District, Ontario, and Upland.

The City of Chino encompasses approximately 30 square miles and is home to the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park, Prado Regional Park, and over 88,000 residents in the western San Bernardino region.