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.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

EOM Peters Canyon February 2018

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Stewardship
EOM Peters Canyon February 2018
Date:
Wed, 02/28/2018
Time:
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Where:
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
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Laguna Coast EOM February 2018

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Stewardship
Laguna Coast EOM February 2018
Date:
Wed, 02/28/2018
Time:
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
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Watering the Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill

Stewardship
Stewardship

Watering the Native Plant Nursery at the Quail Hill Trailhead, inside the gated yard off the parking lot. Germinating seeds under the black shade cloth: water under the mist setting to moisten soil and cover back with shade cloth. All other grass plugs and 4″ pots not covered: water under the shower setting once. The larger, gallon sized pots do not need to be watered unless noted prior to your shift. Watering can occur at any time during your said available days.

 

**No need to water during rainy days.

Watering the Native Plant Nursery at Quail Hill
Date:
Wed, 02/28/2018
Time:
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
18
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Watering-Tecate Cypress Trees in Fremont Canyon

Stewardship
Stewardship

Help to water the rare Tecate Cypress Trees in Fremont Canyon. Your help will encourage these wonderful trees to grow, and  provide the land with a Tecate Cypress Tree seed-bank. Also, help monitor the growth of the trees by frequently changing the fencing around the trees as they grow.

Watering-Tecate Cypress Trees in Fremont Canyon
Date:
Wed, 02/28/2018
Time:
7:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
1
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
12
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Watering-Waterworks Trail in Fremont Canyon

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Stewardship

Help to water the newly planted shrubs along the Waterworks trail Fremont Canyon. Your help will encourage shrubs to grow to help restore native habitat after the recent fires in Fremont.

Watering-Waterworks Trail in Fremont Canyon
Date:
Wed, 02/28/2018
Time:
7:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
1
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
12
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Dig in! Plant Wildflowers with the Native Seed Farm

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Dig in! Plant Wildflowers with the Native Seed Farm

Want to have fun while giving back to nature? Join Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine. You will be working to help expand the Farm’s impact for restoration of Orange County’s wildlands by planting new plants into our growing fields, weeding to protect them while they grow, and harvesting seed, depending on the season. Tools and training will be provided. You do not need experience, nor a green thumb, just excitement to give back to the land.

Please note our Minors Policy as noted on the letsgooutside.org website:  All minors (under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. They must also (both parent and minor) be registered for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy led program they wish to attend.

Reviewing the 1-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this Level 1 activity.

Participants are required to come prepared by reviewing the Stewardship Tips in their confirmation email. Under-prepared participants may be turned away.

Dig in! Plant Wildflowers with the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Wed, 02/28/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm COI
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Watering Native Shrubs at Augustine Nursery

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Watering Native Shrubs at Augustine Nursery

IRC volunteers will help to water and maintain the native shrubs at the Augustine Nursery  to enhance the Augustine Staging area and Dipping Springs Trail. Thank you!

Watering Native Shrubs at Augustine Nursery
Date:
Wed, 02/28/2018
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
18
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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sahara Mustard Pull at Loma Ridge

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Sahara Mustard Pull at Loma Ridge

Sahara mustard is a nasty exotic that has invaded thousands of acres across Southern California and is just beginning to encroach upon the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. Now is the time to act! Over the last five years volunteers have been successfully keeping this plant at bay at Loma Ridge within the Irvine Ranch Open Space. Your help is needed to search for and remove new mustard plants that have come up from seed so that we can keep this weed from infesting our wild lands! This event will include bending, kneeling and walking across slopes and uneven terrain. All training and tools will be provided. We hope you can join us!

Sahara Mustard Pull at Loma Ridge
Date:
Thu, 03/01/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Friday, March 2, 2018

First Friday Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully

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First Friday Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully

Birds and other wildlife need healthy habitat to thrive. Simple things like removing weeds 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, 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.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-4 activity on the land.

First Friday Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully
Date:
Fri, 03/02/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Buck Gully Reserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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