Activities and Programs

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.

Need help? For the fastest answers, look for organization-specific contact information in each event listing (click More Information for full listing). If no contact information is listed, email info@irconservancy.org for assistance.

Click here to learn more about IRC-Certified Volunteers.    •   Click here to learn more about the Difficulty Ratings.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Be a Friend to the Cactus Wren

Stewardship
Be a Friend to the Cactus Wren

The cactus wren need healthy habitat to thrive. Simple things like weeding around and watering native plants can greatly improve habitat for this threatened bird and other wildlife. You can be part of this positive impact while enjoying the scenery along Mule Deer Trail in the Irvine Open Space Preserve. This activity takes place on sloped terrain and sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended. All training, tools, and gloves will be provided to ensure your safety and comfort. Rattlesnakes are occasionally seen here and generally avoid people, but protective gear will be provided. Note that this activity is held on the 3rd Friday of each month.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-3 activity on the land.

Be a Friend to the Cactus Wren
Date:
Fri, 10/21/2016
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Irvine Open Space Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship
It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Do a good deed, get a dose of Nature, and learn about the plants around you, all at once! Come experience the cool mornings and the spicy aromas of a California autumn while working with us at our one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine. Absolutely no experience or special equipment required.

You will be harvesting seeds from robust native fall wildflowers and bushes— things like California Buckwheat and our iconic Sagebrush. Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-1 activity on the land.

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Sat, 10/22/2016
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm OCP
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

CANCELLED: 4th Tuesday Habitat Restoration at Quail Hill

Stewardship
CANCELLED: 4th Tuesday Habitat Restoration at Quail Hill

Birds and other wildlife need healthy habitat to thrive. Simple things like seeding native plants can greatly improve habitat for wildlife. You can be part of that positive impact! All training, tools, and gloves will be provided to ensure your safety and comfort. Note that this activity is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Please review the Difficulty Ratings before registering. Understanding the 1-through-5 ratings system will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-3 activity on the land.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-3 activity on the land.

CANCELLED: 4th Tuesday Habitat Restoration at Quail Hill
Date:
Tue, 10/25/2016
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Irvine Open Space Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship
It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Do a good deed, get a dose of Nature, and learn about the plants around you, all at once! Come experience the cool mornings and the spicy aromas of a California autumn while working with us at our one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine. Absolutely no experience or special equipment required.

You will be harvesting seeds from robust native fall wildflowers and bushes— things like California Buckwheat and our iconic Sagebrush. Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-1 activity on the land.

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Wed, 10/26/2016
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm COI
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Friday, October 28, 2016

CANCELLED: Irvine Regional Park Stewardship Day

Stewardship
Stewardship

Come join us to enhance Irvine Regional Park by removing Russian Thistle, and help restore native habitat for local wildlife. Russian Thistle is invasive and competes with native plants for soil, nutrients and water further degrading the ecological health of important plant communities.

CANCELLED: Irvine Regional Park Stewardship Day
Date:
Fri, 10/28/2016
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
4
Minimum Age:
18
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Monday, October 31, 2016

EOM Irvine Regional Park October 2016

Stewardship
Stewardship
EOM Irvine Regional Park October 2016
Date:
Mon, 10/31/2016
Time:
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
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