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Diana Ruiz

Position: Public Affairs Manager
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Contact me for media requests, coordination with groups/agencies, or school garden and education programming information!

Diana Ruiz supervises RCRCD's education and outreach programs. She is accredited in public relations and has worked in natural recourses and management for over forty years. She is the conceptual and interpretive designer of the LandUse Learning Center, a demonstration garden of sustainable practices in the three main land uses of SoCal: native habitats, urban areas, and agriculture. Diana is the creator of Fresh and Local , Riverside's local food and agriculture guide, the Environmental Learning Resources Guide for the inland region, and has developed many educational publications, programs, and interpretive signs. She was a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control for 25 years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Renewable Natural Resources from the University of California, Davis.

She has served on the Riverside Food System Alliance, Riverside Sustainability Coalition, Riverside Citizen Science, Inland Urban Forest Council, the Riverside City-County Arroyo/Watershed committee, Rivers and Land Conservancy, Santa Ana Watershed Association, Inlandia Institute, the local chapter of the California Native Plant Society, and the Environmental Education Collaborative. She was honored as a Riverside's Good Neighbor of the Year in 2015 by the Riverside Neighborhood Partnership.