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Diana Ruiz

Position: Public Affairs Manager
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Please contact me for media requests, coordination with groups and agencies, or educational programming information!

Diana supervises RCRCD's education and outreach programs. She is accredited in public relations and has worked in natural resource education and management for over forty years. She is the interpretive designer of the LandUse Learning Center, a 3-acre demonstration of sustainable practices for the three main land uses of southern California: native habitats, urban areas, and agriculture. Diana is the creator of Fresh and Local, a local food and agriculture guide for western Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; the Environmental Learning Resources Guide for the inland region; and has developed many educational publications, programs, and interpretive signs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Renewable Natural Resources from the University of California, Davis; is a Certified Interpretive Guide by the National Association for Interpretation, and was a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control for 25 years.

She currently serves on the Riverside Food System Alliance, Environmental Education Collaborative of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, and Inland Urban Forest Council. In the past, she has served on boards for the Riverside Sustainability Coalition (formerly GAP), Riverside Citizen Science, the Riverside City-County Arroyo/Watershed Committee, Rivers and Land Conservancy, Santa Ana Watershed Association, Inlandia Institute, and the local chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

Diana was honored as Riverside's Good Neighbor of the Year in 2015 by the Riverside Neighborhood Partnership.