Western Riverside County is home to some of southern California’s most important parks and open spaces. From Sycamore Canyon, the largest urban park established in the region since Griffith Park in Los Angeles, to the Coast to Crest and Santa Ana River Trail, the Inland Empire is home to an astonishing array of natural southern California landscapes and bicycling, equestrian, and walking trails. The women of “Making Waves” are a major reason these resources were preserved at a time of increasing pressure from urbanization. They protected the watersheds, hillsides, arroyos, and rivers that make the area unique.