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.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Keep It Wild – Native Plant Nursery

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Keep It Wild - Native Plant Nursery

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers in beautiful Laguna Coast Wilderness Park at our native plant nursery as we care for native plants from their seed stage to their mature, ready-to-be planted stage. Volunteers may collect seeds, sow seeds in flats, bump plants up, plant at restoration sites, sterilize plant containers, and help maintain the nursery. Gain hands-on experience with habitat restoration while working alongside other zany and interesting plant lovers! Wear closed-toed shoes, layered clothing and sun protection. Bring water.

Online reservations are required prior to the event. Register at: https://lagunacanyon.org/event/keep-it-wild-stewardship-event-native-plant-nursery-2/ .

(When registering online, please review the safety precautions and protocols posted there. Directions are online.) For Questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon.-Fri. or 949-923-2235 Sat./Sun. Parking: Free.

Keep It Wild - Native Plant Nursery
Date:
Sun, 02/13/2022
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
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Second Sunday Restoration

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Join Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve staff and volunteers in enhancing the Bay’s habitat for local wildlife. Activities may include non-native plant removal, planting natives, watering, trash cleanup, and Butterfly Garden maintenance. No experience is necessary; please bring a hat, sunscreen, snacks, etc. Water and tools are provided.

pre-registration is required and space is limited

Minors ages 16 and younger must have a legal guardian present at all times.

Rain or heat advisories cancel the event

Second Sunday Restoration
Date:
Sun, 02/13/2022
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

CANCELLED: Dripping Springs Trail Restoration

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CANCELLED: Dripping Springs Trail Restoration

Please join IRC staff and volunteers as we work along the Dripping Springs trail.  Spend the morning working through grassland, coastal sage scrub and woodland habitats and then hike to Dripping Springs, a natural water source dripping out of an earthquake fault and down a gorgeous fern-covered rock face. Your work on the trail will benefit the rare plants and animals that this unique feature supports!

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

CANCELLED: Dripping Springs Trail Restoration
Date:
Tue, 02/15/2022
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Sunday, February 20, 2022

Restoration Day – Watering at Peters Canyon

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Stewardship

Lend a helping hand to help improve native habitat in Peters Canyon Regional Park. Dedicate the morning to watering over 200 native plants in a habitat restoration area. Bring strong gardening gloves, trail snacks and water, and wear sun protection and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in.

Please contact Resource Specialist Kelley Brugmann with any questions at 714-923-6625 or Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com

Restoration Day - Watering at Peters Canyon
Date:
Sun, 02/20/2022
Time:
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where:
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Volutaria Response Team

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Stewardship

Volutaria tubuliflora otherwise known as Egyptian Knapweed is a recently introduced invasive plant to our area and we need your help to get rid of it! It is not yet widespread, and we have a chance to prevent it from taking over at Upper Newport Bay.

During the growing season, we will meet once a month to survey for this nasty pest and remove everything we find. No experience needed!

Minors aged 16 and younger must have legal guardian present at all times.

Rain will cancel the event.

Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited, so registration is suggested.

For more information email nathan.taxel@ocparks.com or call 949-923-2277

Community service hours are available for this event

Volutaria Response Team
Date:
Sun, 03/20/2022
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Quail Hill Loop Planting Day

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Quail Hill Loop Planting Day

Please join us at the Quail Hill native plant nursery to plant native shrubs and cactus along Quail Hill Loop.  We will be working in close proximity to the parking area. 

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-2 activity on the land.

Quail Hill Loop Planting Day
Date:
Thu, 02/24/2022
Time:
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Saturday, February 26, 2022

Volutaria Response Team

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Stewardship

Volutaria tubuliflora otherwise known as Egyptian Knapweed is a recently introduced invasive plant to our area and we need your help to get rid of it! It is not yet widespread, and we have a chance to prevent it from taking over at Upper Newport Bay.

During the growing season, we will meet once a month to survey for this nasty pest and remove everything we find. No experience needed!

Minors aged 16 and younger must have legal guardian present at all times.

Rain will cancel the event.

Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited, so registration is suggested.

For more information email nathan.taxel@ocparks.com or call 949-923-2277

Community service hours are available for this event

Volutaria Response Team
Date:
Sat, 02/26/2022
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Sunday, February 27, 2022

EOM LACO February 2022

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Stewardship
EOM LACO February 2022
Date:
Sun, 02/27/2022
Time:
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
All Ages
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