The Endangered Species Act, designed to protect species and their habitats, as well as recover and maintain plant and animal populations, was signed into law in 1973.
Annually, the RCHCA hosts students from local school districts in Western Riverside County. Experts and agency biologist lead students on hikes between hands-on-learning stations where they see live animal demonstrations and learn about the importance of conserving natural resources. The lessons are based on New Generation Science Standards.
The RCHCA is committed to environmental education which includes hosting events such as community clean-up's , educational outreach, Earth Day events, and other outreach activities to raise awareness about protecting the earth's natural resources.