The activities below are offered by a variety of organizations and their dedicated volunteers. All programs are FREE unless noted below. Programs led by IRC-Certified Volunteers require pre-registration, which closes at 4 p.m. on the day prior to the event. No walk-up registrations will be permitted for these events. For policies of other organizations, please use the sign-up information provided. For mobility device policies click here.
|Note: Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for these events. For programs requiring online registration, each adult and child must be registered.|
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Friday, February 28, 2020
Birds and other wildlife need healthy habitat to thrive. Simple things like planting native plants can greatly improve habitat for wildlife. You can be part of that positive impact while enjoying the beauty of Buck Gully near Newport Beach. This activity takes place on sloped terrain and sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended. All training, […]
Bring your little Wild One to learn about nature and enjoy the outdoors. Join us for a fun-filled parent and child experience including storytelling, a guided nature walk, hands-on activities, and arts and crafts. No upfront cost to register online, but there is a $5 cash fee per child to participate in the craft. Trails […]
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Join us for a strenuous, extremely challenging, fast-paced, early morning cardio hike in Limestone Canyon. Along the way we’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Orange County and possible wildlife sightings. This is an 8 mile cardio hike, completed in 2.5+ hours, includes a 1000+ foot elevation change. This hike is for experienced, physically fit […]
Join us for a Saturday morning adventure as we trek over Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park’s Borrego Canyon Trail to Red Rock Canyon. Be inspired by the magnificence of the canyon’s oak woodlands as we stroll under the canopy of century-old oak trees. Soak up the mystery and history of Red Rock Canyons’ ancient sandstone rock […]
Want to have fun while giving back to nature? Then come help out at the Native Seed Farm in Irvine! There you can help the Irvine Ranch Conservancy grow and harvest native seeds which will be used to repair wildland right here in Orange County. This winter we will be working together to add new […]
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Join OC Habitats and other volunteers in restoring the Harding Nature Trail at Irvine Regional Park. Activities may include watering, removing invasive plants, planting native plants, mulching, or weeding. • No experience is necessary. • Water will be provided. • Tools and gloves will be available. • Minors aged 16 and younger must have a […]
We start our ride on the paved Hicks Haul Road, the extension of Jeffrey Rd north of Portola Pkwy. As we warm up on the climb to the top of the road, we enjoy increasingly beautiful views over Irvine. We then follow Loma Ridge to the East, with fantastic vistas of Orange County, the surrounding […]
Join an OC Parks staff-led moderately paced hike around the Mesa Loop Trail! On the way we’ll talk about some local flora and fauna that call the canyons their home, and take in the striking views that only this location can provide. You will travel through a shaded oak woodland grove, smelling the sweet sage […]
Hike with us up the east side of Fremont Canyon to arrive at a stunning view of Irvine Lake. This is not a cardio-hike; although there are some steep areas which are challenging. Our pace will be moderate with stops to look at the views, the blooming flowers, and catch our breath. This is an […]
From October through March 2019, Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve will host monthly migratory bird surveys open for public participation. We will be tracking the abundance and diversity of the amazing variety of migratory birds who overwinter on the Bay. This activity is open to birders at all levels and no experience is necessary. Participants […]